I’m finally on track with a plot for the novel I’m writing this November. It came to me while I was doing some brainstorming exercises in a writer’s workbook that I’d ordered. All of a sudden, during one of the exercises, the light bulb came on! Thank goodness for that, because I was nearing the end of Act 1 without a clear plot in mind. That’s scary and inefficient writing! Having an outline to work with helps the words flow better, and they do actually have to flow because I have to dictate what I’ve written down with a pen on paper into my word processing program through Dragon because I still can’t type, and probably won’t be able to for quite some time. So, I get to hear what it sounds like out loud, and I make changes as I see fit as I read to make it flow better. That’s the first draft, anyway, so it will be in for some serious revisions! Trust me, I can tell!
I’m really bummed out that I can’t climb, but my doctor is pleased that I’ve immersed myself in this novel-writing endeavor the way I have. I really don’t have much choice, and I am enjoying it so far. Now that I have a plot, it’s even better! Not better than climbing, though. Nothing beats climbing!