Now that my story is growing at an alarming rate, I’m taking a moment to organize everything with a story board!!
I got the idea from the Simpson’s when Bart puts together a team to write a book.
Before, I’d been trying to keep everything organized in a document, which grew so big I could barely find anything.
Storyboarding also allows me to analyze each scene and make sure it’s important/relevant to the plot.
Only two more chapters (and a shitload of fine-tooth comb editing) before I’m done!!! Whooooo!!
Much like the time I discovered why Calculus was important, I am now realizing why a comprehensive vocabulary is important.
Yesterday I used the word uningnorable. Doubleplusgood is only a hop, skip, and a page turn away. Sigh. Guess it’s time to invest in a thesaurus… and maybe one of those new-word-a-day calendars.
So after finishing my NaNoWriMo project, which I am sure with enough digging, editing, and re-writing one would discover a decent story and not just a bunch of junior-high girls grown up stuff, I took a day (I’m a fast reader) to gobble up Stephanie Meyer’s The Host and became inspired to start a second story.
A real story, with a hero and an antagonist, a plot, a climax, an awesome sex scene (which I later had to … erm, calm down), and an ending. I spent the first 14 days of December writing. And then Christmas came and I got fat off of Ammonia cookies.
But after getting sick (and losing 5 pounds of ammonia cookies) I jumped back on the writing bandwagon, determined to have my story finished by June. I’ve been doing so much writing that I’ve developed pain in my wrist.
Thank goodness for the Internet — who knew there were exercises for your wrists?!? http://www.safecomputingtips.com/carpal-tunnel-exercise.html
Ok back to work!