We had two choices for this month’s Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour topic. We could discuss current projects or progress. Since I already posted a current projects post just a week or so ago, progress it is!
Progress, for me, is a crap-shoot. It really depends on how the story is flowing on any given day. Sometimes I need more time to mull things over. But here’s an interesting question – what is progress?
I contend that progress can be measured in more than word counts or “things” crossed off the to-do list. Sometimes progress comes in figuring out a plot point or exploring a concept more completely. Sometimes progress is made by NOT writing, and instead, thinking something through.
Regardless, progress really is one of those dynamic things. Sometimes it’s consistent and steady. Other times it’s sporadic. Each situation, each book, is different and progress is made by varying degrees depending on a multitude of factors.
An interesting point – I make a great deal of progress on a lot of my books while in the shower. That’s one of my thinking places. In the summer, progress on writing often happens while I tend my garden. Where do you experience the most progress while not in front of your computer?
About The FM Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour
Today’s post was inspired by the topic Progress. This month’s topic in the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, an ongoing tour where you, the reader, travel around the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. We have all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you want to get to know nearly twenty other writers and read their thoughts on progress or hear where they’re at with their latest projects, check out the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. I blog with this tour the 25th of every month.
I have a question. I have a vision or idea for a story in my head which I think to be good, and I think it’s so perfect and It makes sense in my head, but when it comes down to putting it on paper and working out the details of the story I am lost. How do I put my idea on paper?
Have you considered trying to outline it? Then, take one character in the story and write down everything they hear, smell, see, sense, and feel, in order, as if it’s happening right now. That should give you a good rough draft to work with.