I felt the urge to write tonight but didn’t know if this would be a night when that urge would turn into words or just pure frustration. The answer? WORDS! 582 words tonight and I like where they’re leading my characters: finally out of the tunnel and into (more) danger. And these words stemmed from one of the What-ifs I wrote about two nights ago. I still need to storyboard some (I printed out the worksheets from the article I posted the other night) but I feel like I’m moving back on track and that’s a relief.
In addition to the storyboarding, I’m also going to keep in mind Darcy Pattison’s article, “Plotting is Like a Jigsaw Puzzle.” It’s a good reminder that there is more than one way to figure out your plot and still come out with a finished story. Reading it, I’d say I use the Sorting strategy most. So maybe I don’t need to outline like I said last night, but I definitely want to storyboard a bit, just to make sure I’m not missing anything. You can do that in Scrivener too, and I am as I go, but I like the tactile aspect of being able to write it out – activates a different part of my mind than just virtually moving index cards around. Looking forward to it!