Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plotting While I Wait

Writing is a hurry-up-and-wait business. Sadly, I am not a patient person. At all. Of course, right now I have a sci-fi at the publishers and a newly revised UF with my agent. And that means waiting. I found that the best way to occupy my mind is to start plotting a new story. I love this discovery stage. Sure it’s muddy and messy, but it’s also very exciting. It’s like making your way through fog. You meander for a bit; you hit a few walls and start over. It’s not a quick operation by any means, but I eventually get there.  It’s funny how sometime the smallest of detail can lit up the whole path. I just found one of those illuminating details this morning. I’m going to follow its tread and see where it leads me. Wish me luck.  =)

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