Creating Two New Novels. Writing One Chapter Weekly. Podcasting As I Go. Welcome to The Experiment.
Of course, all stories have a beginning, middle & end, but do you write in that order?
I don’t and I wonder how common that is among writers. (If normal at all!) I start with chapter one and can generally make it to chapter two before skipping to that scene/chapter. The one that motivated me to write the story in the first place. Before I know it, I’m wrapped up writing that part of the story to perfection. When it’s on paper, I go back to the beginning as if nothing ever happend…until it happens again.
Unfortunately, I have to remind myself that, The Jane Doe Novel Experiment, doesn’t quite allow me that freedom. I can’t write chapter 10 when everyone is waiting on chapter 3. I’m trying to force myself to jot down the things I don’t want to forget once I get there, but not to dwell and perfect it as if I don’t have a clock ticking down on the left of my screen for the next chronological event. =)
And all of this has me wondering, “How do you write?” In order? Jump around? All over the place? Mark your vote on the below.