I should start this post with some progress. Yes, I’ve finally gone back and started editing book 7. It was in a much better place than I feared it was (post NaNoWriMo chaos is always questionable). I’ve got plenty of editing still to do and possibly some scenes to add since it’s a bit thin for my liking.
I’ve put it back down for now with the chaos of life. Though I’ll pick it up again soon. When I have two of them going at the same time, the newest one kind of goes on and off hold for these first few months of the year anyway while I prepare the other for publication. It’s enough of a routine that I’m unconcerned at the moment.
The major reason for putting book 7 back on hold is my calendar is filling quickly this month and most of it belongs to my daughter. If it was merely taking her to drop her off and wait, I’d likely be poking at Scrivener on my phone if I didn’t take my iPad with me. However, my attention will be required.
IWSG question of the month: Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?
So many times. Especially when it’s adding scenes during editing. Does this fit? Is this just for my own entertainment? Does this help the story at all?
While I ask those questions, I also look to see if it there’s a way to work it so it’ll fit/help. Most of the time I can get it to play nice. I’m not sure if I’ve ever really trashed a scene after writing it (excluding when I’ve done a complete rewrite of something). This may be more because I write so minimally when I draft that I’m constantly having to add.
That and overthinking things before I start is a specialty of mine.
As for being conflicted about writing a whole story, absolutely. Every time I start something, but if I don’t write it, I won’t know. If it doesn’t work out, no one else has to see it.