Well, I started. I started the outlining. Did I finish my homework? Well, no. But I got all my October homework done for three out of five classes…the other two classes are assigned weekly unlike the other three classes that assigned the whole semester’s homework right at the beginning.
Anyway, I finished a good chunk of my homework so when I baby-sat last night, instead of doing homework when the kids went to bed, I began to do a little outlining. I started the outline for a novel idea I came up with a long time ago called Saving Each Other. I don’t know why I chose this novel to do first. I just looked at my really long list of novels and that was the one that jumped out at me. So I figured, why not?
I bought new notebooks the other day…they were on clearance for .99 cents, so I was in Heaven; especially because they’re rainbow animal print.
Since I bought brand new notebooks that were dusty when I first picked them off the shelves, I thought I would put them to good use to get rid of the dust. Seriously, they were actually dusty when I found them…no wonder they were on clearance.
When the kids went to bed I began to outline this story. I outlined chapters one through seven so far. I did quite a bit…except that the plot line hasn’t moved much. But that’s okay — it’s an outline. I also noticed that there are some chapters that are really short and some are really long. I know that it doesn’t matter how long a chapter is and I also know that it doesn’t matter if one chapter is really long while the next is really short. I split them up depending on if I thought the last line was a good “cliff-hanger” to stop at. But…I think when I write the story for real, I might write it as one huge passage. Then when I edit it, I will split it up into chapters. If that goes well, I might do that for all my stories. But I’ll break it into chapters in the outline just as a little buffer so I know where I could break it up.
I’m coming up with so many different ways to write, it’s crazy. Then I can’t decide which way to go with. I already have the problem on figuring out what to write, so why do I need to add on this problem, as well? It’s nuts. But I guess I could have worse problems, so I’m not going to complain.
Here’s a problem, actually: NaNo. How many days away is it? I don’t know, I’m too lazy to count, but I know that it’s going to be here before we know it. I don’t know what I’m going to write for it. I have a feeling I’m going to end up writing Saving Each Other for it because I’m sure I’ll have the outline finished by November. I’m not sure which outline I’m going to write next, but if I finish that one before November, then I might write that story instead.
Saving Each Other is the first novel in a series. I know that the next outline I write will not be the outline to the sequel. I know this because if I write the outline, then write and edit the first novel, big changes might happen in which change something big in the sequel. Do you know what I mean? So we shall just have to wait and see what happens, I guess.
Well, I’m going to finish cleaning my turtle’s tank, take a shower, and then get some more writing done. It’s five o’clock in the afternoon (evening?) so we’ll see how this actually goes with me keeping this plan. 😉
Oh, and the summary for Saving Each Other will be posted soon.