So, in an effort to organize for NANOWRIMO (after my disaster last week with the missing file…STATUS: still missing!) I’ve made a plan!
The Zombie Plan!
Create 20 files, the names of the files will be Zombie Chapter #. One for each of the 20 chapters I’m planning.
Create a file for random floaty ideas. These are things that sound cool, but where to put them?
Create a name index. I’m terrible with names. My secretary in “In Harm’s Way” (as I think I have mentioned before) has at one time been “mango”, Suzie, Betsy, Sally, and strangely enough Ben on one of my oldest files where she makes an appearance.
Here is the hard part, I want to make an outline this year. A general outline of what is going to happen in the book. I’m still organic, free-range…put the chickens in the little wheel pens and get them to eat the horn worms that are killing my tomatoes…in my writing style. BUT now new and improved with a plan of action!
Out of this outline should spring…
Each chapter should get a one line description of the action held within it.
This is subject to change, but I should at the very least have an idea of what will be happening in each file when I open it and begin writing. THIS way I can indulge in my “I can’t write this scene!” angst without leaving out scenes and forgetting them until editing comes around.
This weekend, when we get back from our trip…we are going to go shopping for NANO food. Veggies and fruit and a small amount of junk (very small) to keep us going during the time I tend not to look at what I’m eating. I also have a plan for making a few pots of taco soup/chili/ski soup so we can have something warm that we just need to thaw and throw into the microwave.
I think it’s a good plan…I really do. Let’s hope I can pull it off.
Wish me luck!
Find your peace and live it…even if it is planned to within an inch of its life!
P.S. The title of this blog post is a famous palindrome…just in case you didn’t know. 🙂