While I work on Immortal Space I'm sometimes struck with ideas for other novels. It's just the joy of being creative I guess. It's actually pretty rare but I did recently get an idea of something to do with my next novel. It wasn't even related to story or plot. To be honest I'm not sure what I'm going to write next. I have three options at the minute.
1. An Immortal Space sequel
3. The Spirit.
I'm thinking the Spirit because it's the first story I wanted to write. I planned it out a few years before even doing Immortal Space. What happened is that I wanted to improve my writing skill, feeling I owed it to the story.
One thing I've realised while going through Immortal Space is the importance of second drafts. What I'm working on now is sort of almost a third draft of Immortal Space, rather than a second. But it's proving a pretty good idea. Last week I was rewriting a 2000 word chapter that turned into a 3000 word one because I didn't put in enough detail the first time around. It made me curse the older me who didn't do enough work the first time.
Well writing a second draft isn't really my great idea. That seems almost a given at this point as something I should do. No my actual plan was to do a handwritten first draft. I've always wanted to do a handwritten book but the problem was I never wanted to do a second draft. So I always typed things up to save time later on. Next time round though I'll probably do a handwritten first draft.
RIP My hands.