Not a whole lot to report today-I got through replotting about half of my book...mmmm a little less than half, very close to half...and it got to the point when I realized I could replot no more because at this point I wasn't re-visioning-emphasis on the vision-I was just tweaking things-which I didn't want to do.
And I'm coming to the realization...ok that's a lie, I've kind of known this about me, but I've tried to deny it and change it and hide it and...finally I can admit-the truth is, I can't plot things out to the tenth degree. I just can't. I can decide like 70% of what's going to happen when and in what order...but there's a part of me that just knows like...I need this scene, or I need this thread and it's going to enter into the storyline in as organic a way possible and I can't determine that moment no matter how much I want to. It comes when it comes. I think I'm in charge, but parts of my story really do write themselves.
So thanks to yesterday's awesome advice from the FNC...I got a big chunk of my plan down and then I had to stop -realizing these key little bits were floating around waiting for me to actually write before they could find a home and thus detail for me the map of the second half of the book.
So my plan has been to rewrite chapters 1 and 2 tonight, but that just hasn't happened yet...I blame procrastination and fun things I posted over at the FNC today.
And...I babysat all day-ALL DAY-and I'm just tired. I don't know how you moms do it!
So I'm making my best effort...oh and prepping for the class I'm teaching-yikes!!! Wish me luck!
PS Lament by Maggie Stiefvater is AWESOME!
PPS Only a few hours until Catching Fire comes out :-)