It’s no secret that I’m a girl who likes cake. I mean, what’s not to like about cake?
I also like writing. Big shock. So combining my two loves came as a bit of a no-brainer.
So here is my recipe for writing a novel.
When you bake you get the ingredients ready. I start with my flour, butter and sugar. In my plot's case it's the inciting incident, the bit where my MC accepts their fate, and the showdown.
I've got them ready in the bowl, but I still need to throw in a few more ingredients.
The eggs/supporting characters to bind it. The yummy flavour of a love interest...and don't forget the odd bit of dried fruit/antagonist as a road block to the gooey goodness.
Then I whip the mix together with the electric whisk of a voice/pacing and tension.
Pour into the cake tin of the word document/laptop.
Then it's into the oven to bake.
Once my cake/novel is ready (and cooled. Never rush into eating hot cake/editing a hot manuscript draft. You burn your tongue/have no objectivity.) I can add the decoration.
The jam layer of world building and the frosting topping of subplots. Don't forget to add the cherry/chocolate sprinkles of red herrings.
All that is left is to deliver to betas/CP for devouring.
With both writing and baking there's room for improvement. New ingredients to adapt, add, and remake each cake/book. The only way to do this?
Start all over again in revisions.
See, just like making a cake. :)
*No cakes/Manuscripts were harmed in the writing of this post.