Thursday, May 04, 2006

Getting Back on Track

OK, there are plotters, pansters, and a combination of both. I started out my writing as a panster. Come up with a general idea, realistic characters, and let 'em rip.

Cathy is a plotter. She plans where things are going and her characters damned well better stay on the map!

Working together things have evolved into a kind of a compromise.

Touch of Madness started with an outline. Unfortunately, the characters started wandering somewhat away from the outline as I worked to incorporate information that had changed since the first book got (a) finished being written and (b) edited and published. One thing started leading to another which, in this case, was not necessarily a good thing.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS we're back on track. The story has come back in the direction of the outline and is progressing nicely. (Not quickly enough to suit me, but that's a whole 'nother blog for another day.) ANYWAY, I have to get back to it, but am happy to report that I can actually see progress. Now I have to move the dog into the back yard and get writing again!

Later folks.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cie, stopping by to say "hi," hope all is good by you!

Shawn said...

Woohoo! Back on track is good! Can't wait to read TOM! :D