Lets invite back monthly writer Nevada McPherson as she shares with us “Procrastination or Productive? Flashing Forward to Writing The Sequel.” Take pleasure in!
As I get closer to finishing this job that has actually been my fixation all year, I find that my mind keeps jumping ahead to the sequel, where small characters from this novel will become significant players in the next..
Believing about my next writing journey certainly has a time and place in the huge scheme of things, however succumbing to temptation while Im devoted to concluding the novel on which Ive spent the last year, makes me feel guilty..
Like Stanislavski once said, “There are no little parts, only little actors,” and knowing what will happen next with my small characters helps me to provide information that elevate them from “small” to “supporting,” since they support the present story, affecting occasions and the actions of my major characters.
The Good Thing about Flashing Forward to Writing The Sequel.
The bad thing about thinking ahead is that when I do exceed completion of the unique Im working on now, it sometimes seems like pure procrastination.
Its amazing to understand that Im fired up enough about a sequel that I can see it, hear it, feel it and taste it, however I have to keep that one at bay so that I can completely concentrate on the task at hand, which is finishing the job Im concentrated on now.
The Bad Thing about Flashing Forward to Writing The Sequel.
Ive been writing here about dealing with the outline of my novel for some time, and now Im in the editing phase, filling spaces in plot that I might have missed out on (or avoided) before..
In forecasting my creativity into a future project, I understand Im avoiding difficult questions I require to address to finish todays hard scenes and challenging revisions. I begin getting the sensation I have when Im looking at my phone too long, or watching excessive television when I actually require to get back to work..
The advantage about thinking ahead is that when I re-focus on my current job I have some insight into relationships that will form and character motivation thats starting to take shape.
These characters development and development, and their stories are crucial as well– they just need to wait their turn!
Im Not Alone in Flashing Forward to Writing The Sequel.
A minimum of I understand that when it pertains to this phenomenon, Im not alone in my propensity to jump ahead..
” Ideas are the easy part. I spend a lot of time batting them away, trying to keep them from sidetracking me from what I really need to focus on and finish.”.
Heres to a concentrated fall, and to finishing what were working on now– while looking forward to the next shiny new project!.
Ive discovered other writers in my online neighborhood who state the very same thing happens to them. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon echoes the idea in a quote published on The Script Lab website:.
Initially from Georgia, Nevada McPherson resided in classy New Orleans for several years and now deals with her hubby Bill and rescue Chihuahua, Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA where she is a teacher of Humanities at Georgia Military College. Nevada got a BA in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Shes written over a lots feature-length movie scripts, one brief screenplay, a short play, brief stories and 2 graphic books, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. Queensgate, the follow up to Uptowners, is her third graphic novel. For more information, check out www.nevada-mcpherson.com.
Lets invite back month-to-month columnist Nevada McPherson as she shares with us “Procrastination or Productive? Initially from Georgia, Nevada McPherson lived in uptown New Orleans for many years and now lives with her husband Bill and rescue Chihuahua, Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA where she is a professor of Humanities at Georgia Military College. Nevada got a Bachelors Degree in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Shes composed over a lots feature-length screenplays, one brief screenplay, a brief play, short stories and 2 graphic books, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. Queensgate, the sequel to Uptowners, is her third graphic book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.