I started late today because I slept in; and after taking longer than was needed to forgive myself for sleeping in, I quickly ate some breakfast and went to work.
I read through the rest of my rough draft today, but I did something else too, something I’ve never done before. I’m taking some of the parts of this book that I’m cutting and using it for a short story.
I of course have trained myself to believe that this is not how story making works. I come from a self taught, romantic, literary sense of things. In other words I was brainwashed by myself to believe that writing ‘happens’. Thank god I’m getting over that!
So this idea of just throwing together random parts – parts that are still good mind you – and putting them into a folder to make them into a story just seems unnatural. I don’t know what this story will turn out to be, but it’s a place to start.
That’s exciting because the short story is along the same themes as my novel so that if I ever do take a break and not know what to do in the book, I can always come to the short story and play with it as a smaller version to work out whatever I have to work out in my book. Perhaps.
Yeah so I’m done reading through the rough draft, I now have the fertile fields so to speak of my new draft.
I’m on my way!
Have a safe and healthy day!
Create and complete!