When you have a chapter, blog post, long email (and for me, a newspaper column) to write, how do you go about tackling it?
I use a three step process.
Step one: I just have to get the words in my head DOWN.
No punctuation or spelling is paid attention to in this step(in other words: chicken scratch). The goal is get the words/thoughts out of my head.
It's kind of embarassing, but my blog post, column or chapter pretty much looks something like this:
he inched towardsd hershe could feel the breat hon her face.....andthendf
dfjasofjkseopijksdk *goobly gobbly gook*fldfjeuoajlasmfaosjf
It doesnt matter if anyone else can read it. I know what I was trying to say!
Step two: I go back to fix my sentences using proper punctuation and grammar.
He inched towards her. She felt his hot breath on her face.
Step Three: I jazz the writing up even more.
Her stomach lept into her throat, as he inched towards her. He was so close now, she could feel his hot breath on her cheek.
Pretty or not, THAT is HOW I ROLL!
How about YOU?
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!