One of my favorite writing quotes is, “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles” (Shannon Hale). That’s how I feel this week, especially after spending all of Saturday doing writing sprints and accidentally finishing my steampunk novella. I’m sure there will be lots of places to go back and add things. I know there’s going to be a lot of editing.
I finished it!
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I made the horrific discovery yesterday that I have nothing left to reread/edit of my manuscript. After joining a writing group, I made some substantial changes earlier in the draft (cut down world building, expanded character development, followed up some plot holes, etc.) that mean I had to scrap the entire ending of my book. Actually, this wasn’t even supposed to be the ending of the book. This was supposed to be the midpoint climax, but after the changes mentioned, my “book” has become a duology. Some BookTuber was talking about how few good duologies there are out there, so hey. (There’s another girl in my writing group who had the same thing happen to her, and her story, since I can’t say this about mine, is definitely going to be a good duology.) Continue reading