One thing I think I have to become accustomed to when writing a novel is that I don’t need to worry about writing it out precisely as I go. What I mean by this is that I have always been the type of person who if I get stuck on a certain part, I can’t just go on to the next part without completing the current part. I always complete the current and then move on. However, when writing such a major story, I don’t think this will benefit me in the least bit.
For one, I am not that great at writing the details. Those little things that really flesh out a story. I think one thing that will really benefit me is if I just go through and write the very basic bit of the story, not worrying too much of the little things. And just getting from one major plot area to the next and figuring out how I get from one point to another. And then once this is done I can go back and flesh everything out a bit.
Another reason to do things this way is because I often sit and think on the book and I come up with an idea of fleshing it out, or how to work a particular scene, even down to the wording. However, no matter what I do I always seem unable to really put it into the story because I don’t have it written out. I do what I can to write it in a journal that I keep for ideas, however, when I return to it at a later time I often am not exactly sure where I was coming from when I wrote it and I feel that I lose some of the effect. If I have the major points already written out, I can take the idea and put it directly into the story where it belongs. I think this will be nice.
All this sounds well and good, but it is far more difficult to actualy sit down and write what comes next without having the current finished. It is difficult but hopefully I can prevail.