… and in with the New Plan.
I’m taking off the pressure on the short story front now and I’m going for the long haul.
That’s right: I am officially starting a novel.
Not writing little bits here and there. Not writing the ending before I’ve even figured out the beginning. Not sketching it out in abbreviated notes.
Actually writing it. Properly.
I’ve started today (working title: GV) and have written 1049 words so far (which makes my novel 2.1% done, according to the progress bar I’ve tried and failed to add to this post).
Knowing me as a I do, I’m pretty sure that the obsessive desire to keep moving the line along the progress bar (I’m afraid you’re just going to have to visualise it at the moment) will provide much in the way of motivation.
And if I lose my way with this novel? I have another one in the pipeline as well (working title: JB) which I can turn to at such moments.
I’d be interested to know if anyone else has tried ‘alternating’ in this way and if it’s a help or a hindrance…?