Well, it’s June 1st and I’m supposed to be starting my novel today. What have I done instead? Let’s see…
- Got up.
- Had breakfast.
- Checked Facebook.
- Started laundry.
- (Congratulated friend on finishing her novel today.)
- Wrote in my journal.
- Finished making grocery list.
- Went grocery shopping with husband and munchkin.
- Made lunch.
- Ate lunch.
- Put away leftovers.
- Continued laundry.
- Got munchkin down for her nap.
- Looked at Facebook.
- Read Ragen Chastain’s blog on health at every size.
- Writing a blog post!
There were quite a few other odds and ends in between there but you get the idea. I’ve finished reading Writing the Breakout Novel and it has made me think about a number of aspects of my book but it has also made me realize how far I have to go in developing this idea. So, do I plan it all out on paper before I start writing or do I just start and see where I go? I think the answer will be somewhere in between.
I’m not even sure where this novel starts. Does it begin with the short story that I wrote or at another point? I’ve got the character, setting and scene charts here. I’ll fill out everything that seems evident and hope it points me in a direction. If not, I’ll start with the short story that I wrote and go from there. I like to have a picture in my head of a scene and get that out every day, which usually turns out to be about three pages.
Here’s to a summer of creativity!
But first, I think I’ll go take a peek at Pinterest. 😉