Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck
Well, Chancellor von Bismarck, the same can be said of my writing. I’m smack-dab in the middle of my latest WIP, and it’s looking a whole lot like a bunch of ground up meat and spices ready to be stuffed into sausage casings.
I’ve got a bunch of scenes (in no particular order), no chapter breaks, and a bunch of notes with ideas for additional scenes. I’ve also got some very polished scenes, alongside notes for future research, some half-baked dialogue, and even a few scenes that will likely be throwaways. It ain’t pretty.
Every one of my WIPs has gone through this stage, and I never fail to wonder if it will ever come together and actually look like a sausage, er, a book.
First, I should point out that I am an,
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