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Shocked and slightly taken aback

by Kay~Kacey on 8/15/2006

Bastardizing a Veggie Tale Quote…”shocked and slightly taken aback”…(can you say bastard and Veggie Tales in the same sentence???) :coffee2:

Anyway…shocking news. I’m writing my new novel….wait for this :secret: OUT. OF. ORDER. Just writing the scenes as they come to me. My critique buddies are …well…shocked and slightly taken aback.

So do you ever really just shake up your writing and try something new? I’ve always been a strictly linear writer, but this book is a longer single title, and weaves the story of the different characters all through it. So I’m writing whatever scene pops into my head.

A little bit of problems trying to figure out how to keep the scenes straight, but I think I figured out Word’s outline feature to do that.

So, what’s the most shocking 😯 thing you’ve tried with your writing??

Teresa August 15, 2006 at 2:11 pm

Well, I’m currently contemplating writing a contemp 😯 Yep, that’s right, me, the dedicated historical writer actually has an idea for a story set during the present day:warning: I guess we’ll see how it goes :rofl:

Tori Lennox August 15, 2006 at 2:13 pm

The world must be coming to an end. You’re writing out of order. I’m writing IN order. It’s just too freaky weird to take in! :rofl:

Melissa August 15, 2006 at 3:25 pm

I’ve never been able to write out of order. It throws my entire process off. :crazy2:

Rene August 15, 2006 at 3:41 pm

Well, my latest shocking writer thing is submitting queries before the book is done. That’s a new one on me.

I cannot believe you used the word “bastard” in the same sentence as “Veggie Tales.” Larry and Bob are going to have to come over and give you a lesson.

Jean August 15, 2006 at 7:15 pm

Kacey — I wrote the ending of my latest Avalon book before I wrote the middle and I’ve written ahead a major scene in the single title I’m working on now. My critique partners don’t want to see out of order scenes. So, I have to write the in-between before I can send the great scene where the heroine finds out she really hasn’t been divorced from the hero for the last seven years.

LauraP August 15, 2006 at 7:26 pm

Writing out of order – yep, that’s scary territory. A good battle tactic for writer’s block though.

LauraP August 15, 2006 at 7:42 pm

Jean has a good point – it’s hard to effectively critique a manuscript out of order, and the feedback can really screw up my process, too.

LoryKC August 16, 2006 at 11:42 am

I’ve been writing this WIP out of order, too.
Maybe that’s why I often look like this::crazy2:

The kids go back to school tomorrow so the plan is to start in earnest tomorrow, too…trying to get this all put together. Here’s hoping I’ll look more like this::typing:

Tess H August 17, 2006 at 11:13 am

The one I have on hold right now will be a different write for me. It’ll be 100% from the female’s POV. And there’s two heros. I’m not sure that qualifies as different but it’s different for me. Hope I can pull it off.:crazy2:

Amy August 17, 2006 at 10:49 pm

Shocking? I’ve tried writing without a plot. 😯 And I’ve written out of order, but I’m not so much against that. :mrgreen:

Michelle August 20, 2006 at 7:24 pm

Kacey, how can you do that? My little brain would just be tied up in knots. :crazy2: Good luck!!

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