Why Am I Posting Excerpts from a Rough Draft?

Every writer has to start somewhere right? There those of us out there that’s never written a novel and don’t know the process at all. Want to know why?

There is no secret formula to writing.

Yes. You need a plot. Yes. You need character arcs, motivation, and theme, but there is absolutely no single best way to write a novel other than to just do it and learn.

I’ve already wrote a blog about Plotting Versus Pantsing Versus Plantsing here: https://tammydeschamps.com/2020/06/14/plotting-versus-pantsing-versus-plantsing/

So, I’m not going to get into that. There are plenty of resources out there like Save The Cat and Lisa Cron’s Wired for Story that will help you learn how to plot and plot well.

I’m posting these excerpts in the raw, unedited/revised form because I need to push forward with this project and not get side-tracked with the Shiny New. Yeah, maybe it will be embarrassing later. But, as long as I’m moving forward and writing East Side Hedge Witch, then I’m good.

This is my experiment with process and I’m sharing it with all of you.

Photo by hannah grace on Unsplash

Published by TJ Deschamps

Tammy loves to build worlds with words, exploring themes the effect of diaspora on the generations born elsewhere than their ancestors with the backdrop of tech or magic and dragons (sometimes both). These stories are inspired by her own family's immigrant experience. She's queer and many of her characters fall somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum (though that is not the focus of her work). She's married to an engineer who dances. Together they are raising three precocious teens in the Seattle suburbs. Two of her children are neurodiverse. Her experiences have taught her much about the world, its beauties and its injustices. All of this comes through in her fiction with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

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