My blog came to a bit of a halt during CampNano in July. I had a deadline looming for the Romantic Novelists Association (RNA) New Writers Scheme (NWS) and had got myself tied up in knots with my my ever changing plot. In the end I remembered what my creative writing tutor, Rosemary Dun, often says and I heard her voice in my head, ‘Keep it simple stupid’ (KISS) so that’s what I decided to do and cut out a few darlings in the process.
I’m pleased to report, that as of yesterday, I finished my second draft and I’m a lot happier with my plot. I hope that the next rewrite will take weeks rather than months and I can get it cleaned up and start to look at the actual writing craft. I’m putting it away for a month while I work on my new project during NaNoWrMo which I started today.
I started this project whilst attending the https://www.imaginecreativewriting.co.uk course called ‘Novel in a Year’ with author Jenny Kane. We meet every few months for a workshop on novel writing and have a word count goal to reach by the next meeting. Jenny also provides a critique on our work. I’ve only been to one session so far, but it was very inspiring and I’m up to 10,000 words. The other half of Imagine, Alison Knight, also runs this course so if you live in the South West of UK and this is something you fancy attending, then check out their website.
Catch up with you all tomorrow.