Okay, so I'm back from stalking Mickey Mouse just in time to explain my last post. LOL!
I cut and pasted it from a journal entry I wrote over 15 years ago....only I didn't realize part of it was missing and there were actually TWO journal posts in there instead of one.
But let me save face here and turn this around. As I read through what I sent...I resisted the urge to delete the embarrassing thing because I realized something.
That last post STRONGLY resembles my rough drafts. No kidding. That's sort of how the patches of scenes go down into the computer. If a person were to read through Chance's story (the one we've been plotstorming together) right this moment...it would seriously resemble that last Nurse Bible and the Dumb Waiter post. It wouldn't make a lick of sense. But in my first pass, I resist editing. I concentrate all my effort on getting it written instead of getting it right. Then on second...and third...and fourth pass to infinity..I somehow (hopefully) pull it all together into a cohesive story sequence that ends up making sense. LOL! I go in usually on first or second pass and put in transistions (sentences linking scenes if I haven't already) and fill in the places that are sparse and incomplete.
I do sometimes get scenes out of order, and I hate that, but there seems to be no help for it. If I don't write down the scenes as they appear in my mind I often mentally lose or forget them, so what you saw in that last post is strikingly close to how my rough drafts look.
So there you have it...a method to my madness.
Incidentally I started plotstorming the book after Chances on the way back from Florida on my Alphasmart. After I finish Chance's story and send it off to my editor, I will begin posting that plotstorm as well. It will be interesting for those of you who've followed the plotstorms, or who come back and read them later, once you've read the books. So hopefully they'll sell! :-)
I'm also going to try and figure out how to rearrange my blog to make it more user-friendly. I will try and lump all my plotstorms together, as well as my Blush and Cringes, etc. If anyone knows how to do that on blogger...by all means explain it to me. LOL! I would like to give the reader the option of reading the posts progressively or reading them by subject.
Okay...off to answer three hundred more emails.. EEEK.
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