Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here's where the real work begins...

I've promised myself that I won't read my book until January, to give me a little distance. But I can research now, right?

I have my handy, dandy list of books to read and movies to watch and facts to research. I've started character sketches and plot arcs... In essence, I'm doing all the pre-noveling work now. Then at least I'll be ready for the rewrite.

I did take one day off...

1 comment:

lolasangel said...

Hehe...yeah you can totally give yourself a month but still do the research.

I'm planning to start research/character streamlining after I finish while they're still fresh in my head.

Rule is though, no reading the novel until after I've read 3 books that are good examples of:
a) the type of narrative I want to use
b) character types
c) victorian/steampunk style

I figure I probably won't rewrite/edit until January as well.