New story idea!

I wanted to wait until today to scream about it when I wasn’t drunk on sleep, Haha. But a new Middle Grade idea hit me one day while revising. I’m not going to drop the while concept yet because, to be very honest, it’s still in it’s first stage.

But it has everything to do with brotherly love but this MAY change later on. This has be excited, though. I hope by the end of the month I’ve finished reviving my current WIP, I’ll can draft my story!

Can’t wait to start!

Trying to be consistent

I don’t even know how to do that on here. I live on Twitter, it’s my virtual home, honestly.

But to keep on the topic, I’m just going to give a tiny update. I didn’t do any revising today. I’m not as disappointed as I thought I would be. I think its because it keeps my ideas flowing at a consistent level.

Hopefully tomorrow I can at least flesh out 1K – 2K words. I’m at the mid point of the book!

Nearing the end of my revision

No one understands how giddy I feel right now! I am so close to the end of my revision. I can’t wait until I’m done so I can go over it and give it a good polishing.

I said it before but I am so proud how this revision turned out. I’m glad I asked for help with my query + synopsis or it would have remained the way it did.

There were a massive amount of changes done in the 6th draft from the 5th. And it’s a total different story down from the 1st! My main character is even a little different than how she started out, too. While in her current state she is back and forth with her options it’s reaching that peak where something is going to happen that will push her to look forward to her goal.

And there is a scene in the 6th draft that wasn’t even in the 5th and hopefully I can nail it to make it as memorable as I can. Oh man, this revision journey is coming to a close soon! I can taste it!

Making changes

This has been on my mind for a while now and it have everything to do with my revising of my book.

When making changes to my book, there are certain sacrifices I have to take in order to make it better. Those sacrifices often lead to me adding more and more text to me “deleted scenes” doc and it honestly kills me. But if I don’t delete it, my story won’t make as much sense as it did pre revision.

Certain scenes I just outright delete but others I actually save and see if it could work in another chapter or the future sequels.

Still it hurts. My WIP is my baby but I’ll do anything for it to be as perfect as it can be.

Trying to write believable characters

It can be difficult. And I speak for myself on this. I’m trying hard to make all my characters as three dimensional as I can without making them come off as (the term being) Mary Sue/Gary Stuish.

Though all my characters have their own quirks and personalities that half the time I forget they are actual characters. But that’s just me being biased about my own story. As far as I can tell, I’m able to differentiate everyone from one another. So I guess I’m on the right track.

I just hope when I’m applying things like disabilities, it’s believable. This is where the research part comes in but I can only do so much until I have to seek someone out for help.

With this revision, all of my characters became stronger. I can’t wait to finish!