Celebrate the Small Things:
(Brought to us by Viklit and her team of Celebrators)
1. My husband's hospital stay was less than 36 hours - yay! He's a healthy guy, but we had a scare that is requiring some further tests. With some minor medical care and his usual eat-healthy-bike-to-work lifestyle, he should be ok.
2. Lots of prayers, thoughts, hugs, and offers of help by family and friends. Thank you. When my prayers were in the speechless-shock-groan-of-the-heart category, I had some serious
prayer warriors intervening. Again, thank you.
3. Ashes Burnis on its 9th episode today. The three characters: Wend, Teresa, and King Bryant have intertwined stories. Wend's story updates on Mondays, Teresa's story updates on Wednesdays, and King Bryant's updates on Fridays.
4. And, these eyes . . .
Prep for NaNoWriMo, Part 3: Super Simple Outlines
Loglines are a single sentence summary of the plot. Although a challenge to write, they guide me through the twisting "squirrel" chasing moments of mad writing for NaNoWriMo.
I would write more about loglines, but I found this amazing, incredible post on loglines by C. Lee Mckenzie.
After I write a logline for the whole book, I try to write one for each character.
When I get through my loglines, I expand to this style of outline:
1. Set up/Inciting Incident: What starts the story?
2. Three challenges/obstacles that the MC will face:
3. Mirror Moment: at what point will the MC see the difference between who she/he wants to be and who she/he is, and decide to change/make a difference?
Slightly more extended outlines, like the Save the Cat 18 point outline, are where I head next . . .
Do you use simple loglines or outlines, or do you need the twenty page type outlines to write? Are you a plotter/pantser/hybrid?
What are you celebrating this week?
And don't forget your Friday Freebie: Dragonfold and Other Adventures for kindle readers. This is a book of fantastical stories and poems. Enjoy!