Ever find yourself writing and then wanting to skip ahead to write the more exciting chapters? Well, author Jennie Nash touches on this in her Huffington Post article, and says that beating the temptation to write ahead is actually working for her.
My uncle, an editor and sometimes-writer, mentioned to me once that his ideal way to write a book is to write whatever comes to mind, and to jump ahead in chapters if you feel compelled to. His reasoning was that writing should come naturally, and structuring it the way Jennie Nash does (by way of Ann Patchett) seems unnatural and forced.
I can’t say I’ve ever had enough dedication to sit down and pen a novel, so I wouldn’t know how I’d want to write it, but what method do you prefer? Starting from chapter one, or writing different chapters whenever you get struck with an idea?