I came home from the workshop full of ideas and ready to try new practices.
I learned that it’s okay to write stuff that informs your story but may not end up in the story. (huge freedom!)
I learned that it’s okay to scrap the words and start again.
I learned new methods of editing and organisation. (focus on one element at a time when you’re going through the ms). And these new methods may get me out of the mess of too many drafts on my hard drive.
For me, the writing workshop came at exactly the right time. Following straight on from Margie Lawson‘s course Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviours, I was ready to be inspired creatively. I was ready to sharpen my saw. Strangely enough, my last blogpost was about ‘finding my toolbox’ and in the workshop, Linda referred to tools to add to the toolbox.
So I’ve been spending a bit of time in the story world of Beyond Happily Ever After: pondering, brainstorming, mind-mapping. I’ve made a major decision about Snow White’s motivation and character arc, which will mean rewriting chapter two and many other chapters along the way. Oh – but it will make Snow White’s character much more complex and interesting. I’m excited again.
I’ve written a couple of streams of consciousness from both Cindy and Snow White, which gives me more clues and information I need to slip in at another point.
Back to it…
…can’t waste this mojo…