And I’m Challenging Myself
I’ve had this germ of an idea for a while now, but between taking on a very large non-fiction project, doing work outside on the gardens and new dry stone walls, and yes – finally cleaning out the basement and building shelves dow there, I let the idea gather dust in my mind.
If you’ve just visited this post and wonder what’s happening, let me confess I’ve had a change in plans. I’ve taken another step in retirement and have a multitude of projects I want to tackle. I’ve put adding fiction books to the list but it’s much further down now.
So I’m Challenging Myself Over The Next Month
I’ll take most of the first week to outline the story. To take the bits and pieces of it in my mind and transform those into a (hopefully) coherent story.
I’ll be using my trusty Scrivener word processing software, an obscene number of file cards stuck over my office bulletin board, and quite likely, an entire workbook stuffed with raw notes on the world-building process and possible story lines. Plus I have to learn the drawing software I just purchased to make maps to help me (and possibly you) understand what’s happening in the story.
I’ll post some of those working notes and diagrams, but once that’s done I’ll begin writing and posting “some” of that first draft here. (Note I dictate my writing so the first draft should go quickly.) My objective is to get that first draft written before the end of December.
Caution: It’s a first draft. That means the story will likely change, the characters will change, the…. Heck, it will all likely change as I go into second draft.
It may be a way to track how I write/work and the differences between a first draft and final (usually a massive difference) LOL!
p.p.s. Stay tuned for updates