My last post was all about the things you need to consider when figuring out when to stop planning and start writing. For this post, I want to discuss some reasons that writers get stuck in the planning phase. There are plenty of writers who have amazing ideas for novels, and they plan it in great detail, but it never gets written. It is time to stop letting great novels die so young. There are a lot of reasons that writers may give up on what could’ve been a great story. I’m going to give you a few that I have found to be common.
Archives for July 2016
A few weeks ago I wrote a post detailing the different phases of the writing process. Today, I want to focus on the first two phases of the process. Primarily, I want to ask the question, when should you stop planning and start writing? Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question. I can’t provide a fixed amount of time that is ideal and I can’t give you a formula to figure it out. Every writer will require a different amount of planning. Although there is no right or wrong answer to this question, there are some things you can take into account when deciding how much planning your writing project will take.
Hello! Happy July! (Get the picture? It’s a goal. Crafty, no?) Another quarter has come and gone, and it’s time to take a look at how I did. I’m also looking ahead and seeing what I plan to accomplish in the coming quarter. Last quarter was a bit rough. I ended up having a busier quarter than I had been expected with school, work, and my social life. With so much going on, I wasn’t as successful with last quarter as I had hoped. However, I did make some substantial progress, which I hope to surpass in the coming quarter.