I was doing a little research on one of my favorite writers, Nicholas Spark. (Don’t you just love his books?) Anyway…he talks about sharing his writing process with his fans, readers, and even other writers as he works on a book.
So I decided to do the same.
Today I finished the second draft on a manuscript that I hope will become a book someday. A writer can never be completely sure of that until it actually happens. For example, a few years ago I received a 3-book contract and not one of those books was published to date. (I haven’t given up on them yet.)
Right now the title of the manuscript I’m working on is called THE PUZZLE HOUSE. Of course, that’s subject to change at anytime. But I’m really excited about this book. It’s completely different from my other books. No mystery or suspense element at all.
I’m not going to talk about the plot right now–it’s too early.
The way I write is in layers. The first layer gets the basic story written down. The second layer is about adding more details into the story as well as adding more events and characters in when needed.
So what happens now? I let the book sit for a while. A resting time if you will. Much like when you cook a steak or a roast. The resting time is as important as the cooking time. So in a few days or even a week or so, I start working on it again for the third time.
The waiting time is very important when writing a story. It’s crucial to take a break so that when you being working on it again, it’s with fresh eyes.
So that’s what I’m up to right now. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE NO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS POST AND SIGN UP TO WIN AMAZON GIFT CARDS BY LEAVING A COMMENT UNDER THAT BLOG!
UNTIL NEXT TIME…GOD BLESS & GOOD READING!