S1, E2: The Writing Process


In this episode, I share with you my writing process, i.e. how I get my story concepts and how I go from those to a finished novel.

  • Intro
    • Change in schedule a bit
    • Website update, podcast on iTunes
    • Ending sound – Pusscat meowing
  • My writing process
    • Story idea/concept
    • The general start of a novel – first/zero/rough draft – NaNo
    • Put it aside, minimum 1 month then do a simple spelling/grammar check and print as a CreateSpace proof
    • Read as if it were a regular novel, straight through
    • First major revision – fixing story issues
    • Second major revision – alpha/beta feedback
    • Polish and shine
    • Analogy of a novel draft vs precious stones: first come out of the ground vs final product, Houston Museum Gem Vault

Progress Report: Finished chapters 6 & 7 and half way through chapter 8

Goal: Be up to chapter 10 by August 20th

Random Recommendation: Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (Graphic Novel; Amazon page: http://ow.ly/ouYHY)