Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wannabe Writers #23

Wannabe Writers is a weekly meme hosted by Sarah at Confessions of the Un-Published. This meme is what prompted me to start Writer Quirk, so I am thankful to Sarah for creating it and allowing ANYONE (even a quirkster like me) to join up. So go visit her site and the others who participate. Do it.

Where I am in the writing process:  I still haven't been writing as much as I want to, but I have a week of vacation coming up so hopefully I will make up for lost time.  I've also decided that my current WIP, which was supposed to be the beginning of a series, should be the second book rather than the first, so I'm in the process of planning that first book.

My current problem(s):  Just time to write, mostly, but also figuring out how to go about planning this new part of my WIP.

Sarah's ???:  Overcomplicating vs. Undercomplicating.  I'm afraid sub-plots in my novel are going to take the main focus.  How much is too much? 

My answer:   I overcomplicate and undercomplicate depending on what part of the WIP it is, but I usually catch it as I'm rewriting or editing.  I also haven't gotten far enough to really see the sub-plot vs. plot ratio yet.

My ???: Don't have one this week.  Once I get back in the swing of things, I'm sure I will think of something.  ^_^

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  1. Have you finished the second book? If you're a good ways into it, I think you should go ahead and finish it. That way you'll know the characters a little better. Maybe be able to figure out what should be the start? Not very helpful, sorry!

  2. LOL, no, I'm no where near finished with it. That is kinda how I came to realize the back-story should be experienced rather than explained because I can't seem to move forward the way it is now.


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