The novel I’m currently working on is a YA fantasy that is sort of a Snow White retelling with elements of Greek mythology and features a female Robin Hood. I’m on part 3/5 of the first draft and I’m loving it so much. It hasn’t been the easiest to write consistently, but I love my characters and the story so much that I don’t mind the bumps and stops along the way.
Right now, I’m in a bit of a writing slump because I’m trying to figure out if I want to change the structure a bit in Part 3 or not. The hesitation is making it difficult to write despite how excited I am for the plot points to come in this part. Parts 1 and 2 are told exclusively in Princess Snow’s point of view and part 4 is planned to be in Robin Hood’s perspective. Originally, I wanted part 3 to be in Snow’s POV, but now I’m toying with the idea of alternating POVs between Snow and Robin for this section. I’m only in the third chapter of it and I still don’t know if I like it or not.
Hopefully I figure it out soon, or maybe I won’t figure it out until I’m editing it. Either way I’m enjoying working through it. I’m very much a pantser in terms of writing, though I will plan out the plot in general (usually), I enjoy having the story unravel before me as I type. Often, I feel if I plan out a novel in too much detail beforehand, I get bored and won’t write it because it feels as if I already did. However, in situations like this, my being a pantser kind of bites me in the ass. Thankfully, my best friend, Jess, is cool with me telling her what happens in my novel and lets me talk it out with her.
I don’t know if I should do a sign-off or something for my posts? But yeah, that’s a little information about my WIP!