I am so glad that the rough draft is supposed to be rough and that Microsoft Word comes equipped with both the undo button and the cut and paste function. Last night’s writing session was all about getting down the important parts of backstory through dialog (which has been in my head for a good week). I know that most of this dialog will be interspersed throughout the book, but since it’s in my head, I need to get it out. I can cut and paste later.
I often wonder, based on my writing process and how stories unfold in my brain, if I ever could have written before computers… (I probably would use a lot of paper.)
How about you? Do you have to write the story in order, or do you mind skipping around a bit of you need to write down a scene before it vanishes?
Next session, it looks as though I will be spending some time with my villain, figuring out the extent of her powers and goals and developing rules for magic within this urban fantasy pulp series…