s of late, writing book three has been notably exhausting and extremely difficult, and I still haven’t entirely figured out why. I had hoped that being in a new environment would somehow alleviate some of my writing woes, but I think I spoke too soon. (Though ironically I have written a lot more blogposts as of late, so that’s something I guess). Upon the advice of my mother I decided to finally attempt writing the end first, only… sort of. Actually what happened is I decided to skip ahead to what I think is sort of the major turning point in the book. Not the climax necessarily, but definitely a turning point.
Generally speaking I write in a very linear fashion, that is to say I begin at the beginning and end at the end, so when I really considered writing the end first or skipping around I have to admit I was intrigued but at the same time I was pretty sure I would never actually do it. As writers we are notoriously stuck in our ways sometimes, and I think in this case I’m glad I tried something new. Surprisingly it’s not as weird as I would have thought to be in a word cutting corners. I plan to fill in the gaps eventually, probably not until I’ve finished the entire first draft, but I never like to rule anything out.
Only time will tell whether or not this will ultimately mean my writing more of book three than I otherwise would have, but for now I’m just happy that I’m getting a little bit of work done. Which reminds me I should probably get back to that.
As for my fellow writers, I’m sort of curious, do you ever change up your method of writing, or is it really ‘better the devil you know?’