When it comes to actually writing the first draft of your novel… how do you do it?
Do you start at chapter one and work your way through each chapter in a linear fashion?
Or do you write bits and pieces all over the place and go back and join them up later?
I’m asking this question because I try so hard to write chapter one, then chapter two, then chapter three… and so on and so forth. And I just can’t do it! I’ll write a paragraph of chapter one, then jump to chapter twelve, then get an idea for chapter four. Then eventually I’ll get enough pieces and start to link them all together.
Does anyone else write like this? Or is it just me?
I think my way has its pitfalls, especially in regards to keeping track of everything. But on the bright side, I never get writer’s block, because if I’m stuck somewhere, I just move on and start writing someplace else.