I need to ask a few questions about writing, specifically new ideas and outlining. Should you leave new ideas for a while, brainstorm and look into it more, plan etc; or should you dive straight into it? Which is better? Or does it suit different people?
And outlining. I’ve always thought myself as a discovery writer (and I love the name) but would everyone be better off if we all outlined? If so just how. I don’t know how to actually plan and outline properly, other than character development…
Also is it really bad if you can’t stick to one project/story? Because I never can, and while sometimes having a break from one story is actually helpful, it means I can’t focus on one story, and finish it. Come to think of it, despite generally actually writing quite a bit I haven’t finished anything since NaNo 2012. Too many WIPs. Gah…
<strike>Oh hi. What? I abandoned my blog? And writing? Erm…</strike>
Well at least I’m trying to sort out a schedule of some sort- but it’s proving to be harder than I think to stick to it. The last month’s been hectic, and I think I used the word appropriately. We’ve moved house, I’ve had quite a few exams, including a scholarship exam (which I’m super excited to say that I got it! :D), gymnastics competitions and more. Erg.
But, erm, I guess I’m saying hello again? Sometimes I really don’t know why I write a blog, for many reasons. Gah.
And no, I’m not doing Camp. But I’m trying to get writing again. I changed the progress bar slightly, because some days I just can’t write, so I’m aiming for around 5-6 days of writing each week to start off with and 10,000 words a week- which will be a challenge, but a good challenge.