Wednesday 9 May 2012

Book 2 - Cutting, Pasting and New Names

One day I will write a first draft and when I start the second draft it will be straight forward, with the scenes all there and in the right order. They'll be no cutting and pasting involved, only a bit of tidying up.

But unfortunately not with this book.

Actually, I'm enjoying this draft. Granted, it's only been just over a week so we're still very much in the honeymoon period. There's already been quite a bit of work going on. I've had to shift quite a few scenes, delete some pap and write new scenes from scratch as Karen's love life is a bit more complicated in this draft.

That's my main character's shiny new name by the way. She used to be Joanna but it didn't feel right and didn't go with her love interest's name as they had the same initial and it sounded a bit cheesy and clunky. I didn't realise this until I'd almost reached the end of the first draft. I thought it would be weird changing her name  after so long but it hasn't been. It feels like she's always been Karen so I'm taking that as a good sign.


  1. Name changes really confuse me lol. In my WIP, I changed a bunch of names, but I kept forgetting and using the old ones!

    1. I thought t would confuse me too but I don't even think of her as Joanna anymore. She's automatically Karen in my head. Makes it much easier on me :-D


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