Another week has passed, and another round of writing has filled the pages of the ever-growing novel.
It’s a funny thing the way I’m writing with another. They’ve taken it upon themself to write further into the story than where I’m currently. Jumping ahead to scenes that interest them, and continue from there, I’m left with filling in the gaps between.
I’ve nearly caught up, but it’ll still be several thousand words before I’m there, then I can tackle the story where they are. I do go through and read everything they write, and attempt to fill in anything missing, and do a bit of rewording, just because I get a bit particular with how things are said.
But as I’ve said, this whole venture is interesting. Now I’ve worked with this person in the past, as they were apart of the group of people who helped me from my very first novel to edit, and have been very helpful when I find myself stuck on a particular section of writing, so I already knew they had good ideas. It’s just fun to see them put to page ideas of their own.
We’ve only butted heads once, and that was at the characterization of a particular character. Listen to what they said, I realized they were right, and did my best to change it, though they did even more with said character themselves. But it isn’t as challenging as you might think to write with another. I trust their judgement, and so far that has led to an even speeder growth of words than I myself could hope to have done in my limited time at home.
The fact that this whole story grew from a brainstorming session one evening, then grew ever larger. For fun we would talk about it, and it eventually grew into what we thought could be a novel. Now all that is left is to write it all out, and of course go back through and edit until we are satisfied.
But that is all I have for you today. I’ll talk with you next Monday.
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