Thursday, 18 June 2009

Novel Progress - WICKED!



I woke this morning feeling like I would never reach the end of my novel.

It was a maze.

I could see the start.

I could actually feel the end.

But what was all the sticky stuff in the middle? Quicksand I think; tricky people and scenes that didn’t belong, or did belong but were doing all the wrong things.

Crumbs, I thought. What a mess! How in heaven’s name was I going to join random thoughts like ‘evaporated milk’ and ‘Cromby coats’ into a novel that an agent may want to take on? - A novel buzzing round my head when I eat, walk, dream, run, iron (okay not so much ironing!)

And then yesterday, another plot idea popped into my head as I travelled by train to see WICKED (which is absolutely fab by the way – do go see, if you haven’t already. Oh, and guess what? Caroline Smailes was only sitting two rows in front of me and I didn’t even know – small world? I think so!).

Anyway, I got a bit cross,‘NO,' I said. 'Go away new novel idea - I really have to get this novel finished first.’

And today, SUDDENLY, it’s all come together. I actually think I know where I’m going with it! Yeah, really! Really, really! So watch this space! YAY!

23 comments:

TOM FOOLERY said...

Wicked stuff Ms Allsorts :) TFx

Helen P said...

D'y know, I think it might be something to do with doing something completely different so that the muse strikes. It's a bit like looking up at a distant star; you see it much more clearly if you look away slightly. (Or is that just me?!)

HelenMHunt said...

I felt like that about my novel for ages. I'm trusting it will all come together in the end though. Sure yours will as well.

Lane said...

Yay!

I'll be watching this space!:-)

JJ Beattie said...

Yay you.

Big dollops of faith, that's what we all need...

Debs said...

Well done. It's great when it all comes together like that.

I haven't seen Wicked, but it sounds good.

Pat Posner said...

Hooray!
xxPat

Suzanne said...

Go, Amanda. I love it when it all just clicks.

:-)

Amanda said...

Thanks TF x

Ooh yes, I totally agree Helen x

Thanks Helen, I do hope so – I let my hubby read the first three chapters last night so I must be feeling a widgy bit more confident :-)

Thank you, Lane :-))

Thank you JJ – Lots of dollops for you too - do you want chocolate sauce on that! :-))

Thanks Debs - and do go see Wicked!!

I know, Pat, I may just get it finished - stranger than fiction, aye? x

Amanda said...

Thank you Suzanne x

Karen said...

Sounds very exciting missis - Wicked sounds good too :o)

Amanda said...

Hey Karen, I'm getting there! Well I am this week ;-)

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh well done you. Perhaps that is my big mistake, trying to write 3 at once. I should just ignore the others and concentrate on one at a time.

Antonia said...

Excellent news! I love it when those ideas just appear (well, after much thinking and muddling) and finally, you know where you want to go.

Good luck!

Amanda said...

Thanks, DJ ... You are doing FAB your way x

Exactly, Antonia and thank you :-)

ChrisH said...

Well done - and it's clicking because you've been working hard so give yourself a pat on the back!

Lucy Diamond said...

Hurrah! I know just what you mean and it's a great feeling. Long may the yay-ing continue!

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Fab! Its so great when that happens! Good luck! Fx

Amanda said...

Thanks Lucy - Tis a great feeling!
:-)

Hiya, Fionnuala, and fanx x

Amanda said...

Hi Chris, thank you, I will! :-)

ChrisH said...

Amanda, just popped back to say thanks for your comment about A363 - I've seen mixed reviews of it so it's good to hear a thumbs up from someone who's done it. Thanks!

KatW said...

Fab - I love it when a plan comes together. Kat :-)

Amanda said...

My pleasure, Chris :-)

Yes, I'm pretty chuffed, Kat - It's definitely getting there :-)