Beautiful books: Writing Edition Tag

Hey guys,

So I’ve had a few requests on instagram to do this. SO I’M DOING IT, and NO ONE CAN STOP ME!

SO I have ten bookish questions that I thought I’d answer for Y’all. So withought further ado let’s begin!

What were your writing achievements last year?

Last year I was just learning the ropes of things, so because I was such a newbie I decided to make 2 goals for myself. Well really one, if you think about it. These goals were to write one draft of a novel in a month. (Nano) and write another draft over the course of a few months. I did that and completed it!

What’s on your writerly “to-do list” for 2017?

This year, I decided to add a few more goals to the plate since I realized how much time I had on my hands this past year. First, write two more first draft’s in the year. And second, finish revising, polishing, and editing two drafts. + Maybe start queries if the drafts end up good enough.

Tell us about your top-priority writing projects for this year!

My TOP priority for the two goals I proposed this year is to finish editing and polishing two manuscripts. Hopefully I can have them publishing worthy.

How do you hope to improve as a writer? Where do you see yourself at the end of 2017?

I see myself with two finished manuscripts. A book deal. And more popular than JK Rowling. JK. I wish tho.

No but really I hope that I can be able to be able to plot better as well as develop more original story lines. At the end of the year, I’d like to see myself as a better storyteller than before.

Describe your general editing process.

I HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAATTTTTEEE Editing. It’s the bane of my existence. I have to get into this certain mindset before I can even edit effectivly. It’s a HUUGEE drag. I’m not one of those people who’ll go back and edit after they write a chapter, I just cant. I have to edit the whole story all at once so that I can get a better feel of what I’d originally intended for the reader to understand.

On a scale of 1-10, how do you think this draft turned out?

My Nano draft? A seven. I feel like I rushed a lot and have to go back and take out a few scenes. Also, one of my plot points in my story has to be SERIOUSTLY taken out. I had a revelation a few days after I completed my novel and thinking about it now, it fits WAYY better than this other scene was supposed to do.

What aspect of your draft needs the most work?

Setting and Character development.

What do you like most about your draft?

The complexity but the simplicity of the novel. I also LOOOVE the magic that is wrapped up with this as well as all of the weapons.

What are your plans for this novel once you finish editing? More edits? Finding beta readers? Querying? Self-publishing? Hiding it in a dark hole forever?

My plans for writing this month are to finish my second draft of one of my novels. For the rest of my goals for the next couple months, go here

What’s your top piece of advice for those just finished writing a first draft?

Don’t stop. Don’t look back. Thing’s can be fixed. Characters deleted. Descriptions fixed. In order to get a story finished you actually have to finish.