Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Pen is Going on Holiday


"Going on Holiday" sounds so British, doesn't it? And on that British note, how excited is everyone that Prince William is finally engaged to Kate Middleton? I'm BEYOND excited. I'm a total Anglophile. I wonder if my husband will let me fly to England for the wedding?

Sorry.

I think my brain has gone into mush-mode post writer's conference. I can barely pick up the pen to write my grocery list, let alone start my second novel. I've decided that I'm taking a mini-break before I gear up to write the next book. And what better time to take a break than the holidays. Bring on the gravy, people.

In the meantime though, I'm going to practice p -- . Wait, let me try that again. I'm going to practice plo --. Hmm, once more. I'm going to practice PLOTTING. I ran into a ton of trouble with my first book for lack of planning. While I still very much enjoy sitting on the pantser side of the fence, I'm really striving with this second book to know where I'm going before I begin the journey. At least a little bit.

On that note, I want to direct you to Jill Kemerer's blog, because she's doing an excellent series on writing the synopsis before you write the book. Cool concept, huh? I think I might just try it, you know, after I'm done devouring every morsel of my mother's cooking and figuring out how to lose the weight so I can fit into my dress for the Royal Wedding next year. Ahem.

7 comments:

  1. I'm excited about Prince William's engagement also. I remember watching his mother get married. Good luck with the plotting of your book!

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  2. Yes, I tried plotting this time around. So far it's working out. Jill's series is awesome isn't it? Enjoy your break!

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  3. I'm working on plotting first, too. It can really help save time in the long run. Enjoy the holiday.

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  4. I am a fan of writing your synopsis first it makes life so much easier and stress free. i also did a pantser goes plotting series on my blog and it was fun so you should definitely give it a go.

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  5. I'll be your date for the wedding! I'm obsessed with England! Thanks for the link to my blog, too! I appreciate it and hope you have fun!

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  6. I'm definitely going to plot, outline, synopsisize (I made that up. You like?) before this next novel.

    I'll go to the wedding with you, too! Although I think we'll see more from our living rooms.

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  7. I've been giving my writer brain a break, too, and lately, the book is starting to "speak" to me. I love it when that happens. Happy Thanksgiving.

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