Monday, August 11, 2008
One Leg at a Time No Longer
or, Oops, I'm doing it again.
I held off as long as I could, but frankly, I'm addicted. And it's time for the next fix.
I'm writing again.
This time, though, I'm not flying by the seat of my pants. I've got notes on the forces at work before the heroine shows up. As promised before, I've got my Golden Spine (also known as the premise or Story Question):
The loss of her brother forces Kera Slade to the one thing she swore she'd never do: return home. Can she find the truth about his death when two gangs of murderous thugs and a tough-as-nails sheriff all want to make sure the past stays buried?
I've even... I've even got an outline:
Those are my heroine's two plots (conscious goal and unconscious goal) and the main subplot on the left, Act climaxes and approximate word count along the line. Easy.
A new leaf? A strange experiment? The next 90 days will tell.
This time through, I'm writing 1000 words a day, and no internet access until I do. So far, so good.
I've even dusted off the trusty old Full Throttle Daily Wordcount-O-Meter.
At Day 3, we stand at 4200 words.