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.