Coming in a bit late today.
We have been on the road this weekend enjoying parades – love how the smaller towns around us celebrate the harvest season. We’ve also been out to our local apple orchard to enjoy fresh cider and scrumpuous sugared apple donuts. Yeah, I know, have to be bad on the food occasionally to make all the healthy eating seem worthwhile *smile*
The goals (now that I made you hungry…)
Writing: This has been a fantastic week. I started out working on a plan (master diagram) for the series I’ve been working on. It is amazing how locking in elements helps define plot, character, reveal theme and bring out the heart of a story. As all the pantsers cringe – hey, this works for me – we all have our own methods.
After that I went on to plot the entire first novella in three days. In one of the other writer groups I’m part of, I’m calling it Fast Plotting.
One day to do what I call my Arc Diagram (half mindmap, half thread tracker) – my personal brainstorming method. Then, I had planned on broadening the tentpoles (Brooks, first plot point, midpoint, etc.), but as I started to do that I fell into working out a full treatment on the entire story. Over the course of two days. And while it needs refinement, I think its pretty damn good.
I guess we could say that my four hour dedicated writing block times are working out well. Oh, there was also a day in there where I finally defined my “personal process,” just to act as a loose guide to keep me moving forward. Already made a couple of adjustments but it is best to keep these things flexible.
Not much to say on other fronts. I was all about the writing this week. And a bit of social time (shout out to #MyWANA tweeps!). The writing is giving me new life and I can’t wait to repay the favor.
How was your week? Been around to encourage a few other ROWers in their quest for
world-domination sharing a great story? I’d love to chat with you (smile)