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2017 Publishing Challenge July Update – I Switched Back!

I’ve been putting this off because I haven’t made as much progress as I’d like. There’s a good reason because I switched back to the YA sci-fi novel … I really wanted to keep working on the fantasy novel but there was this one part, the only part left in the overall plot, where I wanted to get just right but couldn’t quite get. As I started to brainstorm, I then remembered the YA sci-fi novel and a hazy plot formed that basically formed the book sort of like figuring out what happens in the beginning, the middle, etc.

But that’s not the end of the story either.

I thought I had the plot but not really. I was basically going to use parts of Book Two, which I already had the idea of, and stick it into book one. Voila, easy. Then I looked it over and it just felt disjointed because new characters would come in and render characters and themes but mainly characters useless. It just wouldn’t work.

I went back to the drawing board and fortunately, I remembered a previous idea I had and then another hazy plot formed. I’ve been working on filling the scenes and stuff since that time.

To recap, I switched back to the YA sci-fi novel that I was originally going to do for the 2017 Publishing Challenge that I had previously dropped in favor the fantasy novel. So now, I basically have two plotted out novels more or less which is both a good and bad thing. Good because I’ve already done the legwork for the plots of the two books but bad because it’s already almost August in the 2017 Publishing Challenge. Ideally, obviously, focusing on one would have been more efficient but I don’t regret it. Figuring out overall plots can be one of the toughest parts of writing a book and can delay things by a lot.

Alright, I’m thinking I’ll push for finishing out the scenes this upcoming week and then maybe start, the next week after next.

Ok, that’s about it for now. Till next time!











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