Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Writing Notebook

This, folks, is the scary part of the job.  I have a mess of notes, handwritten and typed.  I have a few possible outlines, none of which I'll likely follow.  I've clocked a lot of hours meditating on this project, and now I look at my pile of characters, scenarios, conflicts and possible resolutions that I have to a. put in some chronological order and then b. shape into a story that c. people want to read, and I feel my heart quicken.  This will be no easy task.  And I've been putting it off, telling myself that there's more to consider before I really get to it.
I don't think I can put it off any longer because lately, when I sit down to meditate or ruminate or take notes, I fall asleep or find silly chores to keep me busy.  So here it goes... wish me luck.  I'll need it.


  1. Go for it! I'm still developing my next book and trying to put the ideas in order.

  2. You gotta start somewhere. You can always tweak the plot or characters later, but you gotta start somewhere. It'll never be perfect before you start. The best you can hope for is that it will get good by the time you're done. :-)



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