…and so I skipped around a bit.
I’m talking about my novel, Blue Moon Baby, and my recent progress in writing it. I started writing it from beginning to end, but then I got stuck on a section, and then waffled about for a while not writing anything.
I have had the entire story mapped out in my head for years now, and I have only recently begun to write it. The whole purpose of this blog is for me to get practice writing, and so I write about a host of different ideas that swarm in my head throughout the day. I also have been reading other writers’ work to see their process, and of course, I read tons of writing tips from people who seem to know what they are talking about.
However, after I got stuck, I decided to jump ahead–WAY ahead–in the story, and share a piece of it that I have really wanted to write for some time. I posted it here on WordPress here, and here, and…<crickets chirping>.
That story is pretty gritty; probably the grittiest part of the novel, and is filled with cussing, graphic drug use, and a bizarre fight scene. I liked it, but I did not get much reaction from anyone out there in Bloglandia. I got a decent amount of views, but only a few like, and no comments.
Was it too gritty? Did it suck? Does anyone actually READ anything on my blog?
I realize that complaining about the internet means I’m doing it wrong, but I am puzzled over this one.
Anyway, if anyone is still reading this far, I must ask this question:
Have you ever skipped around while writing your novel, or do you stay firmly on your timeline?
As I mentioned before, I have the whole story planned out in my head, and I made a solid outline for the novel, but I just felt that this chapter of the story needed to be written. Of course, I realize that everything I have written for the novel will have to be re-written later down the road. Likewise, I wrote “The Fight” in blog form, with lots of back story that wouldn’t necessarily be there in the actual chapter.
I plan to continue this story where it left off after “The Fight” with posts on Monday and Tuesday, so if you are interested, stay tuned!