Unlike a few people I know who can write about 500 words in 15 minutes- I take time to pen my words – which isn’t by choice. My process of writing is to tap away on the computer and write everything down with no regard to spelling, grammer, vocab or structure- I just need to get it down. Once I’ve saved what I’ve written I leave it alone for a day, two or even a week, and only then go back to it and edit and correct spelling, vocab, fluidity and grammer etc. I then leave it again and may go back for one final look before starting with the next session. Due to this process you can only imagine my feeling of self- satisfaction after finishing 27 000 words a long while after I first started.
My “To Do” list for this upcoming book was supposed to go something like this.
- Complete manuscript
- First edit (me)
- re writes
- Send to editor
- re writes
- Finalise manuscript
- Send to Psychologist/ teachers/ Librarians and target market
- Possible Edits
- Proof reads
- Lay out and Designs
- Beg for money from bank
- Start planning PR/ launch date and distribution.
So I pretty much had it all planned out for the next few months. But that was until I went back for the first edit and noticed that my style of writing and the message had changed completely from the first few chapters to those from about a 3rd of the way in. About 10 000 words all in all. So back to the computer we go to start once again.
Oh well, not such a bad way to spend time while waiting for the ambling wheels of the Corprate sponsor to finalise their decision.