Process has been a struggle for me. In the beginning it was sheer ignorance of how one begins to go about writing a novel, now it’s the magnitude of revising 130,000+ words that overwhelms me.
No one method makes sense to me but NaNoWriMo helped me quiet the inner editor long enough to get words on paper. In hindsight, after four years of winning NaNo, I think I need to have a more of an outline and intention before diving in (I’m look at you NaNo 2014). Trying to figure it all out afterwards has been a bit frustrating.
At least it has been for one of the novels-The Illusion of Marriage. Endure, being a much tighter, shorter story hasn’t felt so unwieldy.
I always appreciate learning about writer’s methods, process, and advise. Here’s a few videos I find useful or inspirational.
Big Think has many interesting author/writer videos