First Page Typed Up

I have typed up the first page of my new book which I am calling Ten thousand walks, which is online at mow universe right now in two parts. Funny how one hand written page turned into two typed pages, I thought it was supposed to be the other way around but oh well. I have four pages written out already in my note book which from how I have been writing by the time I type those four pages up I’ll add seven or eight more. Anyway I like writing it online for everyone to see as I write; it’s actually showing me a lot about my writing style and process. Which I didn’t realize was so well laid back in a way.

I realized something today as I was typing; I was skipping a step that every novel writing book says is very important. I skipped the rewrite part, I always thought I did it because I go over what I wrote and correct spelling and grammar. Which is not rewriting but just correcting. I always figured that was what I was doing until I started writing on paper when I have a minute or two free, instead of sitting down and taking my time writing.

I have always skipped the rewriting phases and go straight to the correction phases simply because, my process actually doses this for me without having to write something down twice or write it down then go back and fix it. For me when I write a story I see what I am writing on my computer but I also see what I will be writing next hovering above my computer screen then I see a rewritten version of it above my keyboard. Then what I type is also just a bit different. The words don’t look as real as my computer but more like faded words that hover around me as I write.

But I think the best part of this is seeing what I am writing about happen right in front of me, it has words all around what’s happening as it is happening describing in simple words like “jump, kick, punch” what is going on also everything that is said just hovers above that character’s head like in a comic book. Yeah I know it’s not normal to be seeing things all around you as much as I do but I do find it very interesting.

Oh just so you know I don’t write about everything I see, seeing that I am almost always seeing things that aren’t there. So as you can probably figure being able to see everything you can imagine as if it is in front of you is not always a good thing. Though it’s good, and well lots of fun most of the time, I’m not going to let anyone that deep into my mind and write about everything I see. Well not as yet anyway.

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