Sunday, February 24, 2013

Writing Update: R&R Outline Complete

This month has been a whirlwind. Remember how in January we were all posting about goals for the year and hopes for our writing? I only had two real goals: finish my research in January, finish my revise and rewrite outline in February--everything else would follow.

Early outline color-coded by POV

I'm excited to announce that after long days and nights filled with coffee, inspirational moments caught where I can find them, and a lot of color coding, I've completed the second goal.

Inspirational moment involving a shower and a crayon

And now I've come upon that place of fear and waiting. You know--when you've finished something huge and momentous and then you're hit with the daunting reality that you're yet to make any progress on the next stage--that sure, you've succeeded with one step, but what if you royally mess up the next one? But at the same time you're filled with a twisted sense of masochism excitement because you can finally start writing again.

Final outline--first half on left, second on right

That's where I am.

So to those of you who know exactly the feeling I'm talking about, I wish you the best wherever you are on your current project. Now to wrap my head around rediscovering these characters.


  1. That's awesome that you sorted out your R&R outline. Now comes the fun part! :)

    1. Yes! I started writing yesterday and it feels so good to be back to it.

  2. As a pantser, I admire your lovely outline because it is so pretty but, more importantly, WOW the hard work you have put in already.

    Also, ohmigosh crayons in the shower! GENIUS!

    1. Ha! I had to write a really, really rough and crazy first draft before I could get to this point. And yes--I discovered shower crayons last year and it has changed my life.

  3. Love the shower crayons! That's such an awesome idea! I always joke that the bathroom is my office because it seems all I have to do is set one foot in the doorway and ideas click into place. Not sure what the deal with that is. So glad to hear your story is coming together!