Writing a novel is hard work!

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!

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