Posts Tagged ‘outlines’

Slight Progress Is Made

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I worked on my outline today. I’ve ditched some silly ideas and replaced them with less silly ones. The story shifted a bit, which is good. I have 15-16 scenes blocked out, all fairly vague of course, and I added a new character. Lord Whatever. That’s what I’m calling him for now because, well, this is an Historical Romance and besides I still haven’t settled on a title for the hero, except that it probably starts with F.

At one point, all I knew was something had to happen in order to make my hero propose in the next chapter. So that’s what I wrote in the outline. Something happens to make LS propose in the next chapter. LS stands for Lysander Something since I’m pretty sure his name is Lysander and clueless for now about his last name. And his title starting with F. I changed the heroine’s last name from Harrison to Harris. Because Harrison was just all wrong.

And that is progress.

The scenes in my head are getting clearer. I believe Lord Whatever (LW!) is going to make them even clearer. Good Lord!

And with that awful joke, here’s a picture.
Pink And Yellow Rosebud

If you like pictures of flowers, here’s my Flickr Stream

Off to bed.


Friday, and not a moment too soon

Friday, September 7th, 2007

It’s going to be a busy weekend. I didn’t get any writing done yesterday, for one thing. sigh. I skipped the gym this morning because I was so darn tired. Instead, I went this afternoon, while my son was at soccer practice. I did some good notebooking. I had a bunch of little errands to run today, too. I mailed off the signed contracts for the two historicals, I bought new windshield wipers since mine have deteriorated to the point of being non-functional, and since it’s September there’s bound to start being some mornings of heavy mist with perhaps some rain, though it won’t start raining (if it does at all) until November, but still. Gotta be prepared. Then I had to get gas so I have a full tank for the drive to the wedding tomorrow.

So, now I’m looking at my chapters and conforming my outline and I’ve had to delete one chapter for being repetitive. I wrote a better version the other day. And in doing this I can see I have stuff in all the wrong order, so tonight will be fixing that. No writing, probably, given the time. No writing tomorrow, what with my brother’s wedding and all. Soccer and Art In The Park Sunday, so I’ll have to fit the writing in sideways. No rowing, obviously. Rats.

Anyway, back to getting my chapters in order.