Hello bibliophiles and bookworms! I hope everyone is doing splendid. I think it would be appropriate to say good luck to anybody participating in Camp NaNoWriMo! I’m not participating but I do relate to the struggle and excitement after doing NaNoWriMo last year!
For anybody who don’t know, I’m Wittier In Writing is a post fortnightly meme created by me, Astra, so that I could share my trials and tribulations that might have happened over the past two weeks connected to my writings. I just this might be a good place to express my feelings over my writing experience and hopefully these might be a little bit relatable.
Here are my past ‘chapters’ if you want to check them out:
Before I get into my main topic this week, I decided that I’m going to go to the writer’s group thing. I think it’s kind of a ‘don’t knock it till you try it’ sort of thing so I’m taking the plunge and finally doing it! I’m not sure if I can go because I haven’t technically written anything, but it’s worth a shot- you only live once as the saying goes!
I have discovered the gloriousness of outlining (and I don’t care if that itsn’t a word)!
So yeah I am a pantser, or was really. For NaNoWriMo I was half a pantser, half a planner and I think the only way I got through it was by the planning- not the pantsing. But naive little Astra here didn’t know this so I went in head first for my new WIP and predictably started drowning. I think I just had so many ideas rolling about in my head I just wanted to write it all down all at once, but then I couldn’t connect idea to idea, chapter to chapter, so I ended up not at a writer’s block, but kind of at an idea block.
So I was kind of at a standstill at that point but then I realised -I need to outline! So now I am basically writing chapter by chapter outlines for my novel which is so enjoyable- I didn’t know outlining could be so fun! I mean it’s like you’re writing the novel but I think without the added pressure I put on myself while writing. I’m not sure how detailed or how long outlining should take (I’m not even sure how many chapters I’m going to have in my book) but I’m just going with the flow at the moment. I can definitely see who outlining will make the actually writing process easier and I’m kind of pinching myself because I didn’t actually do it for my NaNo novel.
So let’s talk about Pinterest. You are probably wondering why I have a Drake dancing to Hotline Bling GIF on this post well this is why- PINTEREST IS AWESOME! I already kind of knew this of course because I used it for my NaNo novel, but now I feel like I’m utilising it more if that makes sense.I have boards for my main characters and I’m thinking about making more because pinning really does spur me on to write and Pinterest is adding to my idea cauldron!
Pinterest + Outlining= Drake Dancing GIF
That’s all folks! Tell me what you think about me taking the plunge and going to a writing group and Pinterest if you use it. And tell me if you outline and how you outline if you do! I am totally interested!
I’ll write soon!