Tabitha Edson

Creating New Worlds Through Imagination

Archive for the month “February, 2013”

Growing

I have been working on my new project and have actually sketched out a basic outline and have begun a more detailed one as well. This is a new thing for me because I have always been a write by the seat of my pants kind of girl. After having rewritten my last novel several times over the years, I’m seeing that even the most basic outlines and a list of goals/ obstacles is very important to see where things are going.

I am also very critical of my own work and while that can be good, I’m seeing just how negative it can be as well. “Lotus” is at the editors and all I can think about is weather it is any good. Did I do everything that I needed to do? I know that I put a lot into it, but is it what I thought it was to begin with? Others must feel the same way about their work as well so I doubt I’m alone in this thinking, but man is it exhausting.

With all of that, I know that I am growing as a writer and as a person. I’m taking the steps that need to be made in creating a world that is believable and one that is fun to be in. I love the worlds that I imagine and bringing others into that world is both scary and fulfilling.

Because my new project involves a level of the supernatural, I have been delving into research. It has been fun and I have been learning some great stuff. But the internet is a vast and scary place. It’s also funny and awe inspiring. I have discovered some new things that I really would like to have. Namely gems and crystals that just look amazing.

As I get further along with this as of yet named novel, I’ll start posting things here and there. I mean paranormal, past lives, mystical lands, gods, and a kick-*** heroineWhat more could a writer want? Oh right, a shady alpha love interest. 🙂

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Endings

Last week, I finished the final rough draft of “Lotus.” This is the novel that I have been writing on since 2007 and now all that is left are edits. When I typed that final word, I felt the ending of something that has been apart of my life for a very long time. It was perfect. It felt like I finally accomplished something. Even though I have ended this novel before. This time it felt right.

This weekend the novel went to the editor. I know there will be plenty of changes and suggestions. I just have to remember what story line I wrote and make sure that I don’t confuse it with previous drafts. Though I loved the original story, I knew that certain things had to change. Novels evolve over time and this one is no exception because people also evolve so “Lotus” changed and grew with me.

Being a writer, one has to understand and accept that not everything you write is wonderful. At the same time, that is why you have dedicated readers that will tell you the truth, question you, and if they have to, make you cry. It’s also the editor’s job to rip everything apart so that only the best shines.

So while “Lotus” is on the editor’s desk, I will be working on a new project. I have several that are in various stages of development. However, this one that I am deeming “Secret Project” until I discover the perfect title, has been yelling at me and pushed out the others. So I will be working on my character profiles, quirks of the story, a rough outline, and the prelude and first chapter. The rest of the novel will follow. I aim to use some kind of outline this time round. There will be definiant points that will need to be included in the novel so I better write them down so I don’t forget and go ‘oh dear.’

Here’s to the ends that only bring about new beginnings.

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