Monday, December 7, 2009

A new way to rewriting my manuscript, More on Ideas and word count

Today, is not a great day for me. Why? Because I have not finished the latest version of my draft yet and I already thinking about how to rewrite it...again.

Lord, help me.

The only good thing that came out of the idea of rewriting my manuscript is trying to rewrite the story in a different way. No, not in the regular maunscript form that I have always been doing but something that is a totally different medium altogehter.

My brain has decided that since I have already done the rewriting process chapter by chapter, I should try write it scene by scene like a screenplay.

Yup, you heard me. I should write a screenplay.

I'm not totally crazy right? Who knows, maybe the best thing for me to do is write it out in screenplay form so I can get a sense of where I want the story to go. I could also write it out in a screenplay format to check out what's missing from the story that I might have missed in my manuscript. But I have to admit that this is just an idea that I haven't totally considered yet and told myself that I'm not going to make any sudden moves until I finish rewriting the latest draft of my novel.

Why? Because when you start something, you should always finish it.

In other news, my head is buzzing with all sorts of ideas not only for the Truson S.E.T. book series itself but for other books as well. One of them just so happens to be a erotic sci-fi romance about a heroine who lives on the moon and is surrounded with nothing but other women that came from Earth (Which is extinct). She gets sick of being around them and expresses her desire to have sex with men. Eventually, they end up bringing a new kind of species to the moon that ends up turning the heroine's world upside down...aliens. I don't know where the idea goes from there but it's something I'm thinking about doing considering I want to write in the two fields I love to read the most: YA and Romance.

Finally, I'm still thinking about that article I found the other day about YA word count. I might have another idea for another YA that is probably going to be shorter than the book I have now. Again, I'm going to focus on my first YA novel now and write down whatever ideas come to me.

Until next time writng world!