Only 10,000 more words to go, and I have the first draft of my 5th novel written. Starting to get excited.
As I was writing this morning, I was wondering if anyone else writes out of order.
Part of writing a mystery means having a murderer and catching that person. I never know who the murderer is until I’ve written most of the book. The fun part of the journey is having a host of suspects and then selecting the best one.
Today, I decided who killed Jaz’s husband, and it surprised me. Then I wrote the climax and the resolution. Now I have to back and connect the first 65,000 words to the last 5,000 words, and I have that draft.
Who else writes like this? Do you always know who committed the crime before you start writing?
As many of you know, we’re about to launch Feedback (an online tool to guide a writer through a rewrite.) I plan to use Feedback to perform a big-picture edit on Evolution, and I can hardly wait.
If you’re going to rewrite your first draft in August, join me on the adventure. We can cheer each other on!
Thanks for reading…