The Power of the Outline

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I tend to be half pantser/ half plotter. I usually do a sketchy outline--more a road map, with a few places of interest highlighted, rather than a detailed itinerary.

For the last few days I've been circling the drain on the most recent scene in the wip. Kinda knew where I was going with it, but never quite getting there as I tweaked and fleshed out what I'd written already. Then I decided to write a mini outline of what happens next in the scene so I could just finally get past it.

Turns out not much. :-D I just need to wrap up the current bit of discussion between the heroine and her mentor. The hero wasn't going to show up in this scene but the next. No wonder I was spinning my wheels on this scene, subconsciously I knew it was done, just hadn't fully tweaked to it.

(Holy mack, this makes two blog posts in less than a week. What the!? lol. Well, I like my blog, but obviously seriously been neglecting it. It's easier for me to bang something out in the morning--like I've done with the last two posts--than when I come home from work. Also, sometimes I want to say more 140 characters can do justice to.)
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Sasha White said...

You've been quiet. How's it going? Hmm??/

vanessa jaye said...

Hey, hon,

Thanks for checking in on me. :D

I've been busy at work (as usual) plus had FLEs to do for HotH (just finished them!) And believe it or not, I've been working on the wip every day. ;) Will admit to feeling a bit off there for awhile. Could not shake the exhaustion, plus it felt like my body was fighing something over all. But I've been feeling more myself for the last couple of days. ::finger crossed::

How're are things going on your end?

Sasha White said...

YAY for working on the WIP every day. Glad you're feeling better. Maybe this means you won't have a summer cold this year. :)

vanessa jaye said...

I just started on some additional vitamins on the weekend so hopefully I won't get anything this summer! :-P

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