November 29, 2011
I'm Just Writing and PPWC Anyone?
What do you call it when you change your entire completed book from third person POV to first person POV? Besides pure craziness, I mean.
Because that's what I've been doing. I changed my book from third person to first person, which was totally crazy, and a lot of freaking work! My MC wasn't in every scene, so I had to write her into the two chapters she didn't appear, which seemed to be the easiest way.
Why did I do this crazy thing?
Because I experimented with taking part of my book and writing a short story in first person point of view and liked it better. And my critique partners agreed.
And because I don't know what the heck I'm doing! I certainly didn't choose the easy path, either. Me, a total newbie, started with a novel as my first project. No short stories, essays or articles for me! Nope! A full-on novel. Pure Craziness!
I never have done things the easy way. *Big Sigh*.
I just hope that all the "How To" books I've read, studied and outlined will be enough. I have also learned a lot from the blogging/writing community, too. Thank you all very much!
So now I keep reminding myself that learning to write well is a process, that I'm learning a craft, and it takes time, just like any other craft.
I'm running out of time! I need to finish my editing/rewriting/fixing/making-sense-of-what-I'm-doing because I've signed up for my first writer's conference! I'm am really excited! I will have the chance to pitch my book to a editor/publisher/agent - I think I will have eight minutes. Yikes!
It's not until April, but I have a lot of work to do and I know how time flies!
Are any of you bloggers going to the Pikes Peak Writer's Conference in Colorado Springs? I'd love to meet you!
So - what I really need is advice. Things like, should I have business cards made up and how many copies of my MS should I take?
Like I said, I'm a total newbie, and I'd love to hear from all of you who are more experienced than I am!