Planning the Foundation 10/26

Jeff Sherman Order

The reason why I’m writing this post at 1:07 in the morning on the day it’s due, is because I waited till the last moment for my newest book. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do and where I wanted it to go. I didn’t pay close attention to what needed to be done. I zigged when I should have zagged and I honestly thought I had all the time in the world, when in fact the days just creeped up on me and all of a sudden it was done.

My future motivations are several authors who are in my local RWA chapter. As well as a few I met at GRL2015 in San Diego. Tara Lain gave me suggestions on how to keep writing and to keep track of words. Hans Hirshi was there to motivate me to be like him, to write bigger and longer. Louisa Bacio is forever busy with short stories and novellas. Hunter Frost tells it to me straight when I need tough love or a kick in the pants.

There were so many authors at GRL who were my tribe, my people. We talked about things you would normally get in trouble discussing at your EDJ (Every Day Job). I aspire to be them, to be a supporting author at #GRL2016 in Kansas City. It’s a lot of work, and it’s work I am looking forward to working towards.

So, the plotting/prepping I’m doing is for Nanowrimo in November. I’ve got my story structure plotted out. I’m working on my character bible for the MCs. I’ve got my pinterest for the story and I’ve even got a playlist to listen to. Now to writing and finishing and then editing the book.

I can do this! I will do this!

Here is a link to my Nanowrimo, become my buddy and lets encourage each other!


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