Recently, I joined up with a group of adventurous writers to lay out the writing/editing process in stages. It’s called Writers in Motion. Twelve writers will work under the guidance of two amazing editors Jeni Chappelle and Carly Hayward.
During Writer in Motion, you will see my process in action for a 500-word scene. What you won't see is all the behind the scenes of what it looks a little like when I write an entire story It begins with: Research and outline a story using OneStopForWriters’ tools (about a month). Draft the story NaNoWriMo style (about a month). Let it sit and marinate for a month or two (or more). Come back to the rough draft with fresh eyes for a revision. Send it out to my CPs. I work fast because I want to keep the momentum going. I take copious notes constantly rethinking my story, trying to tighten plot, develop characters, and flesh out a message for middle grade readers.
The goal of Writer in Motion is to create a space where readers can see how a writer moves through the drafting, feedback and editing process to create a polished work.
This will be a week-by-week process where the writers draft a short story, revise, rewrite, digest feedback, and blog about our processes as we move from start to finish.
Meet the Dynamic Dozen:
Go here to cheer from the sidelines and observe each painful step along the way.