Monday, October 17, 2011
It is my first day off in quite a long time. I don't count Sundays, because I am busy busy with church and church choir, and I don't count the magical, occasional Saturday because then I am 100% mom, which I love, but it is not relaxing nor restful. So I took today and washed a little laundry, did a load of dishes and considered taking a nap. Instead, however, I took a look at one of my favorite blogs, Gail Carson Levine. She is a published author, who kindly blogs answers to questions from wannabes, like me, and at the bottom of every blog post, she offers a few writing prompts.
Since I couldn't think of anything to write about today, I browsed her prompts until something jumped out at me. I started writing some ideas and managed to flesh it out into an actual story outline and synopsis. This is the first time I've ever been able to do this-- breakthrough! I generally write linear stories- I just write until it stops flowing. This has not been very successful, as evidenced by my 40 or so half-tales that may never get finished. I am very excited to have a beginning, middle and end in mind for this new story. I took a scene that Gail suggested and changed it slightly and kazaam! I have an outline, ready to go.
So, thanks Gail! I can't wait to see what happens next...
Posted by Steph at 11:57 AM