So yeah this is Maui guys
What did I learn from a week of writing over 13,000 words worth of my novel?
That if you’re going to rent a surfboard and try and surf, you should have some instruction of some kind. Don’t be a lone wolf like me, eager to show the world that the premise of if-I-can-longboard-I-can-surf is a valid one.
Anyways, after finishing a few short scripts up for an upcoming competition, I turned my focus completely on the time sensitive project of my novel that I need to finish by the end of this month!
Now, as you can imagine, writing a novel is not all sunshine and roses. This is my fifth and I can tell you for certain that instead it’s more like you suddenly lose all ability to function and/or write anything good and it’s like help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up as suddenly the walls close in on you and there’s a boulder and snakes and fire.
I don’t know when my novel went all Indiana-Jones-death-trap on me, but it did. My beta readers kept finding glaring inconsistencies in my protagonist’s motivation and flaws, and I also definitely screwed some small picture things up that took my readers out of the story. [Read more…]