Tuesday, January 20, 2009

WIP Report-- Ruffled Feathers is Stalled

Occasionally, even an anal-retentive plotter like me gets stalled. It's my fault. I was seduced into writing the first chapter without having the plot fully mapped out like I normally do. These characters are so fun, they lure you into --dare I say it?-- writing by the seat of your pants. (sob) Yes, I've been seduced by the pantsers!! Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

But no more, I say! Today, I will shut down my MSWord, pull out my plot grid, and do what I should have done in the beginning. I will plot this puppy out and get some semblance of order. Can't have too much order, IMHO, even when --in theory-- writing with my ADHD eldest, Tuesday Richards, who is a pantser/plotter hybrid who couldn't keep her mind on one subject long enough to plot if her life depended on it right now. (Her DH is home this week, so she's getting all the testosterone injections she can stand, if you get my drift.)

More, because my fingers are itching to do it, I think I'll return to Coyote Non Grata and see if I can wrap that Hot Flash up and ship it off to my poor, infinitely patient editor before she flys out here to wring my neck.

Well, that's the plan for this week anyway. (whimper) I need to brainstorm. I need more coffee. I need...CYNNARA!!! (Hope she's awake...)

2 comments:

Cynnara Tregarth said...

Hehehe, awake and present! *grins* Even more importantly-- I'm HOME. Which means if you wanna chat tomorrow-- I'm at my house. This is a good thing.

And what's wrong with letting the first chapter write itself? Then you can turn around and plot the rest of the story-- if you HAVE to. *shudders*

Lena Austin said...

Because I have to have a road map, or it's like driving down a dark road with no headlights and no directions to the destination. I panic and don't write at all.

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