My head is so full of story, ways to tell stories, ways to plan stories, ways to make it better. Â The spark from being around so many other writers and learning so much craft in such a short time is incredible. Â (I did some presenting at the conference, too. Â Here’s the blog post I wrote about that.
Two particularly fabulous things for my own WIP came from the weekend. Â First, I took a workshop on loglines and reworked mine and feel like I really got it right. Â I can see the story so much more clearly now.
The other thing that popped up for my story is that I’m watering things down. Â I’m trying to be balanced and do story work and also writing practice, and what’s happening right now is that I’m not really getting any good work done on either front. Â So for right now I’m going to turn all my focus to Blood of the Mist. Â (Truthfully I’ll probably still do a little writing practice off and on because I always do, I’m just not going to focus on it right now and make a big thing of it.)
I’m going to read through what I already have a couple of times. Â Right now I’m reading through and marking all of the character and place names so I can create notes for each one and reconnect with them. Â Then I’m going to read through and make scene notes. Â After the two read-throughs are done, I’m going to do a loose plot of the whole thing, and then I’m going to finish the first draft.
I don’t expect to get all of this done during this round, but I don’t really know for sure how long it will take. Â IÂ only know that I really want to finish this story, so that’s where I’m going to turn my attention.
I think I should be able to get through the first reading and character notes by next week’s check-in. Â Hopefully that’s what I’ll be telling you about next time. Â See you then!