Friday, December 30, 2011

Trying Again

I'm going to see if I can manage to post more often on here. The problem with a writing blog is that if I am in a writing mood, I want to write books rather than blog posts.

I DID publish my second book this year! You can visit it by clicking the link to my website on the side bar. Let me know what you think!

Other than that, this year has been a quiet one where writing is concerned. I have had several other projects (non-writing-related) on my plate. But, the past month, the itch to write has come back, and writing a dramatic reading for our church's Christmas service only served to whet my appetite. The project I've had on the back burner for two years - a biblical-setting novel, is officially moving!

The outline is always the hardest part of a book, for me, and my outline for this book is just about finished. It stands at a whopping 7,200-some words, and will only grow, I'm sure. I try to practice strict control over my word-count in actual manuscript writing (I'm very long-winded), but I let myself ramble in my outline. It's part of the creative process.

I meant to discuss different types of outlines, and how I've gone from not using them to loving them....but I'm getting ideas for my first chapter, so if you'll excuse me.....

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