the whole hog It’s almost that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month starts in six days, and this year I plan to go whole hog on it. I have a complete plot summary, characters (semi-complete with flaws, objectives, etc.), and quite a few chapter outlines. My goal is to win NaNo with the…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Approacheth
Tag: Recovery House
Freewriting for Solutions
I’ve been moving swiftly along this week because I’m rewriting scenes that have the same bones as draft 1. BUT. Now I’m to the part where I have to make some decisions and probably go in a different direction because the last third of draft 1 didn’t quite work. Each idea was OK, and I…… Continue reading Freewriting for Solutions
And Now, Draft Two
After a couple of false starts on Recovery House: Draft Two, I decided to take a few days (weeks) and research ways that other authors approach second drafting. Almost every article I read said to reverse outline! I decided to do this on notecards with colored pens and various sticky notes because I love office…… Continue reading And Now, Draft Two
FIRST DRAFT COMPLETE!
That’s right! I finished my first draft of Recovery House (working title) Wednesday. Some authors say to put it away for a month before coming back to it, but I made so many notes for changes and additions as I got toward the end that I feel like I should go ahead and create a…… Continue reading FIRST DRAFT COMPLETE!