I love writing. I really, really do enjoy it. I get a kick out of putting each word down on paper or a computer screen. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than writing – and even more so if it’s something enjoyable.
However. . .
Writing my novel is one helluva fun experience. I really get to create my own worlds, people, societies, technology, politics, history, religion, and the like. I can do whatever I want, and it’s great.
When it comes to writing a novel though, you have to create ideas (surprise!). Sometimes though, a really good idea – and I mean REALLY good idea – springs up and becomes something which can add a lot of depth, excitement, and mystery in the novel.
In my last post I mentioned about being well-over the halfway point in my novel. While I’m still plugging away at it, last night I came up with an idea which really got me excited. It just came to me! I thought to myself, “Wow! That would be an awesome thing to have in my story!”
The catch is though, I’m well-over the point where I can casually add things in (such as a man checking the clock on the wall which is just assumed to be there). Adding this “idea” in would require some back story as it would feel out of place suddenly being placed where it would be.
Today, I began to brainstorm how I could incorporate the idea into my novel. Yes, it was that good of an idea.
Fortunately, I do have some moments in my story where I can go back and plug in the necessary plot points to make the “idea” come into fruition later and make it have a natural flow.
Now I know I’m not the only writer to do this. It’s certainly a pain in the butt to go back and edit pages of story which only delays the actual progress of finishing the story. But some things are worth the extra work, and I know this “idea” will pay off in the end.
To conclude: adding key events in your story before it’s even finished a lot of work.
But damn, it’s fun.
Until next time, my friends!