Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Getting on the Stick

That expression came from using the gearshift to GET THE CAR GOING -in other words - stop stalling and get on with it.

Fear of the unknown has been inhibiting my progress. I've been consolidating my notes and research, characters, paranormal rules, etc. into Scrivener. Sure that stuff needed to be done, but it doesn't need to take forever.

Yesterday, I made some real headway on the file, moving characters into my AS NEEDED file, deleting some old scenes, and making a list of the PNE questions I'd thought I needed to answer before moving on. Turns out almost all of them can be answered as I write. And they will be better answers in the context of what I'm discovering during the process.

Today, I'm going to concentrate on going through my synopses and old scenes to see what needs to be deleted at least temporarily. By the end of the week, I should be able to get my scene files cleaned up and I'll have almost made my goal of October 1st. I'll definitely make the BIAW deadline for October.

Thanks to fellow writers, Leah, Cadence, Michael and Cheryl, for the kick in the pants!


Leah Braemel said...

Hey, you've kicked me in the pants when I've needed it. I rely upon you for that!

Michael Malone said...

marley, what does BIAW mean? and when do you actually start working on the text of the novel? Is that bossy? :)

Anonymous said...

If it weren't for bossy friends I'd probably be thinking another month, lol.

BIAW is book in a week put on by one of the author loops to get as much as you can written in a week. I'll already be started by then, thank you very much, but I'll participate to rack up some numbers.