I like your analogy - very encouraging!meromana said:Oh heck yeah! Middle, end, prologue, middle, beginning, end, beginning, middle, and on and on. It's like a puzzle where I just keep putting little color groups together until the whole thing suddenly turns into a finished picture.
Glad I'm not the only one. lol Usually takes copious amounts of wine for me. I blame it on my puritanical upbringing.swolf said:When it comes to erotica, most sex scenes begin as "Insert sex scene here" and I move on with the plot. I have to be in a certain mind frame to write those, and it's a different place than normal writing. Sometimes they're a bit of a struggle to write.
Yes, me. The downside is like now, when I have a weak scene early on in my WIP that took ages to write, because it was just a necessary filler scene to set up something that comes later in the MS. For some reason, I found it really difficult to write; I think because it needed to switch between two characters' viewpoints and I couldn't decide when each switch needed to occur, because they were both heavily invested in the outcome. It was so frustrating, because I couldn't start stringing the later scenes together without finishing this scene and the more I thought about it, the less able I was to write. I have a weak - but done! - scene now, and can revisit other parts of the book.RonnellDPorter said:I mean, does anyone get the urge to write a certain scene without wanting to wait a bunch of chapters to get to it? Are there those on the board who write like this in every book? Has anyone had any success with it?
Haha I love thatJRainey said:I do every once in a while, especially if it's a scene that I don't want to "lose". If I get the scene clearly in my head, I'd rather deviate from my usual linear path and write it instead of waiting and maybe forgetting some of the details.
It's always nice when you get to a point in the first draft when you realize, "Oh! I've already written this next scene!" And then you can just copy and paste it in and ta da! You've added ten pages to your draft in two seconds!