Sunday: Sent off novel to Harper-Collins. Excited. Exhausted. 580 pages reworked. 150 pages deleted. 30 odd new scenes written. Old book, though. Pages don’t count.
Monday: Did math in head. Can still get a book done by Feb. Finished world map. Bought big sheets of paper for brainstorming. Had pie. Liked pie. Had more pie.
Tuesday: Brainstormed my brains out. Used Don Maass’ book. Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. Used mindmapping. Ate more pie. Ate aspirin. Took dog for a walk and talked to myself. “Oh, a tree, she has to arrive atop a tree!” Thought about plot. Thought about character. Bought sticky notes.
Wednesday: Sticky notes not sticking to wall. Hmm. Cleaned off desk. Wrote scene notes on stickies. Ate pie. Looked at writing doomsday clock. Curled into fetal position. Wished I had more pie. Sticky notes piling up, spreading out. Found sticky note on crotch. Not sure why I put that there.
Thursday: Outline of outline will be finished. Friday – writing begins.
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