This is going to be a quick post as I haven’t got a lot of time this evening. But I just wanted to share with you a little about what’s been on my mind today.
As with many of my thoughts it’s to do with my writing and how it’s going. To update you, I’m about to send my upcoming novel Reunion of the Heart to my proofreader. Once I have it back from her, I’ll start making the final preparations to publish it – hopefully by the end of the summer.
But it’s not Reunion of the Heart I’m stressing over – well not much anyway! ;) It’s actually my new WIP, as yet untitled. I’ve shared bits of it on WIPpet Wednesday; you can read this week’s excerpt here.
What I’m unsure about is the fact that it’s about a teacher (it’s a romance), a young woman, who works in a secondary school (11-16 yr olds), but I don’t know a huge amount about secondary schools in the 21st century – I haven’t been at a secondary school for the best part of 20 years. I’m kind of feeling that I may be out of my depth. I just don’t know enough about, for example, how technology is used in schools nowadays. I’m sure it’s light years away from when I was there.
Also, although I’ve planned quite a lot for this story (I am DEFINITELY a plotter not a pantser!!), I feel that it’s still not clear in my head the way it should go in the middle. I know the beginning and the end, I even know part of the middle, but it’s the in between scenes I’m trying to create now which are wearing me down.
So I was wondering… what do you guys do when you’re in a similar position to me? Do you keep going and plugging away at it? Or do you think ‘I’ll stop and do something else, or go back to the drawing board’? And have you ever been writing something where you’re unsure you know enough about it? If so, what do you do?
It’s a lot of questions, I know. But as always your thoughts are welcome. :)