Has this ever happened to you? As I continue on my road to publication I’m finding out more and more about my process-I’m not entirely a plotter nor a panster. I’m a bit in between. Something I’ve also started doing is writing scenes as they pop into my imagination-I’m doing this because many times I’ve jotted down the idea only to come back to it with the ‘mood’ gone. So, I’m trying to seize the moment, the emotion, the feeling of writing a scene as it comes to me (when possible of course. I mean if I’m with the kids it’s not really possible to drop everything and go write.)
Now the problem I’ve run into on this manuscript is that I’ve done this for almost the entire manuscript (except the first, polished, 3 chapters which I had sent to my agent.) So now, I’m finding my manuscript is a lot like poor old Humpty Dumpty…all these pieces and I’m having a really hard time figuring out how I’m going to put them back together.
I’ve got a lot of cutting and pasting to do, a lot of tying-together scenes, before I can really get back into the word count game on this manuscript. Wish me luck!