Exciting Pariah Things4:40 PM
This is a very special post (for me, at least) because today, I am going to talk about my baby.
|I'm rather proud of myself for this, yes. All lovely pictures are from|
Pinterest, and definitely don't belong to me.
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A Brief History of Pariah (as illustrated by GIFs)
Draft One: The 'I Literally Just Made It Up As I Went' Draft
Full disclosure: Pariah is the result of one of those writing prompt thingies where you take inspiration from things around you and make a plot+characters around it. Long story short, this novel came from a mix of Despicable Me 2, a shampoo bottle, The Hunger Games, and numerous baby name websites. I'm not even joking. Also, it was pretty dystopian, and I had no plot.
|I had no idea what I was writing, but it was fun.|
Draft Two: The 'Editing Is Easy, Right??? ...right?' Draft
Poor, innocent me, who thought this was all the editing I would have to do before I would be finished.
Draft Three: The 'Everything Actually Sucks Oh Gosh' Draft
Update: This is not all the editing I'll have to do before I finish. Also, the characters have personalities now. And I'm becoming more aware of the writing process and the writing world asdfghjkl. On the bright side, this is now steampunk, and I'm cool with that.
Draft Four: The 'Now There is Actually Murder What Is Going On' Draft
THE PLOT IS CHANGING. NOTHING IS OKAY. I AM ACTUALLY DYING BUT THERE IS MURDER AND THAT IS VERY COOL. BUT SO MUCH REWRITING.
Draft Five: The 'My Eyes Are Bleeding I Hate This So Much' Draft
No one is cooperating. Plot holes everywhere. I hate everything and my family has not seen me for at least three months.
Draft Six: The 'Why' Draft
What even is life now. I have been living in the Pariah cave for what feels like forever and there are still issues. I am so very, very done, but also excited because IT IS SLOWLY IMPROVING. Peppermint tea, blankets, and reruns of Falling Skies are now my best friends.
|Sadness and angst.|
In other news, this should give you some insight into my writing/editing/revising process. Which is a little bit scatterbrained and problematic, yes, but I have no regrets.
And now, as a reward for being awesome, I am going to give you some Pariah.
That's right - the whole very first chapter of my steampunk novel Pariah is now on Wattpad at this link here.
What does your revising process look like? What draft are you on now? How do you feel about my baby Pariah? Comment away.