I am writing the ending as we speak, just taking a quick tea swig break. I know where I want the story to finish, but only to an extent. As I’m writing I’m finding obstruction after obstruction, I’m just not able to freely write it out as it all needs mapping properly BUT this is how I would write normally, it’s just at THAT stage.
I haven’t written a novel, ever, I have wrote a lot of scripts for TV (again, silly ones but my tutor said I was destined to write for children((he even wanted me to continue on to get the Masters degree but I couldn’t afford it))but I have done my homework on how it needs to be done. The ironic thing is, is that out of all the writing that’s been done for this novel, the speaking parts have been the most challenging, when you’d think they’d be the easiest due my background – strange huh?
The lessons learnt from doing homework are:
1 – Map it all out, story, character, theme and map it out darn well <—doing tonight
2 – Write, write and write more. Then when you’re happy with it, re-write until you can’t do anymore.
3 – Make it exciting. Would I want to read it to my children? does it stand out from the crowd?
4 – Visualize everything and everyone, look for loopholes and ensure they don’t happen.
That’s all my brain can express at the mo, useful notes for when I’m going back through my blog at a later date.