I thought I’d give an update and then see how you guys were doing.
Remember, It’s only Wednesday. We still have time to make some progress!
This week I’ve been writing summaries of every chapter in my book on index cards and pinning them to my corkboard.
I’ve been trying to get a better feel for the big picture, to see what works and what doesn’t. It turns out there’s a lot I need to add. But this is the part I like. I like making sure the threads are where they need to be and making sure the character arcs come across as natural. I like making all the pieces fit. Of course, sometimes I want to run as far away from those pieces as I can. Ha!
I know I can do the same thing on Scrivener and someday I probably will. For now, being the tech challenged person that I am, I’ll stick to working it out this way. 😉
Another thing that helps me in the editing process is to keep detailed notes of any information pertaining to my series. My memory is pretty bad so I have lots of notes. I try to keep this information all in one spot and organized so I can easily find the things I need. I keep digital copies too. I will admit to finding random pieces of paper or crumpled napkins with important notes on them. Shoves napkins in binder.
So, that’s what I’ve been working on this week. I also had a mild car fiasco in which a vicious gang of mice decided to spend the night in my car. It was traumatizing. Shivers.
What are you guys up to? Are you getting ready to write The End? Are you starting a new project, in the middle of an old one? Did you fight a gang of mice?