And there’s really not a lot you can say about that. It’s one 30-word sentence per scene that has to encompass the essence of the chapter while moving the whole story forward, and it is a pretty fast, efficient way to give yourself a migraine. It works. It’s essential to my process of getting books… Continue reading And… YEP… Still outlining on Ohio Four
Still outlining Ohio 4, but got sidetracked by writing the first chapter.
It happens. You get about half of your 30-word chapter Sentences written, and this GREAT first sentence for a chapter pops into your head, so you go ahead and you write down that sentence because you know if you don’t you’ll forget it… And about 600 words later, you realize that you haven’t finished outlining… Continue reading Still outlining Ohio 4, but got sidetracked by writing the first chapter.
Ohio 4… The outline is now in progress
Not much to say about that — it’s line-for-scene outlining, and the plotting out of the whole book before leaping in to write it is essential to not wrecking the damn thing going around a hard curve. I got a bit sidetracked — writing 722 words of the intro chapter (just to get my head… Continue reading Ohio 4… The outline is now in progress
Ohio 3 is now done in first draft!
57,841 words total. I like the story. I love the ending. And now the novel gets to sit quietly for a while as I plot the replacement Ohio 4. In revision, it will probably get a bit longer. Most of my stuff does. Based on some very good advice, I am, however, now considering doing… Continue reading Ohio 3 is now done in first draft!
Technically, I finished Ohio 3 this morning…
I’ll start my read-through, Monday. And I am considering the possibility of a final very short chapter to point the book toward Book 4. I have the empty file sitting in my template. But I’m not sure the “summation” chapter is needed, and I won’t know until I’ve finished the read-through. The book is currently… Continue reading Technically, I finished Ohio 3 this morning…
Evil Afoot — 2077 words, and I got a nice bit of a cliffhanger at the end
Very pleased with the nasty situation in which I’ve dumped my MC — she’s going to have a rough rest of the week, too. Evil is a foot (it left its footprint all over everydamnthing, in fact…) and my MC is in the process of using what she discovered to lead the bad guys into… Continue reading Evil Afoot — 2077 words, and I got a nice bit of a cliffhanger at the end
Solid complications in Ohio Three today. 691 words, and 54,188 total
I love what I got. I didn’t get a huge wordcount, but I did get some spectacular complications to throw into the plot. The story’s coming together well. And now I’m at a tricky bit of plotting that is going to affect not just this book, but the next two, and probably have significant impact… Continue reading Solid complications in Ohio Three today. 691 words, and 54,188 total
A tricky bit to figure out for tomorrow… BUT done for today.
Tomorrow my MC has to figure out how to contact (and then rescue) someone important trapped behind enemy lines without breaking the rules that forbid her from having any contact with the enemy. I already know how she’s going to do this. I just need to figure out how to make it smooth, and clean,… Continue reading A tricky bit to figure out for tomorrow… BUT done for today.
Today was SOLID — and eventful: 2121 words, and 51,559 total
I’m over the hump and heading toward the ending now, and today’s scene and tomorrow’s scene are dark, and pretty scary for my MC and her folks, with a massive chance of things going so wrong that she could — with just one mistake — lose everything she has come to love (and not just… Continue reading Today was SOLID — and eventful: 2121 words, and 51,559 total
Happy Writing… and some love
My MC has discovered that she is not alone in the world, or the universe… and today I finally got to do some of the happy stuff with that. If I’d been able to keep all the words from today’s scene, the word count would have been a lot bigger. But I had to rip… Continue reading Happy Writing… and some love