I’ve finished Tiger Eyes and am working on the revisions. I’m about halfway through those. I’m planning to start another book soon and am doing some plotting. Doing something a little different this time. I’m trying to avoid some of the pitfalls of writing totally by the seat of my pants. The stops and starts wondering where to go when I get stuck are a real time suck not to mention annoying and frustrating.
I’m trying a character-based plotting system and a little story boarding with notecards. It’s new to me. I’m going at the character based plotting for both my hero and heroine. I don’t know if that’s making things more difficult than it should be, but since they both have a hand in moving the story forward and are very different that I needed to go at it from both perspectives.
I have tried the character based thing a little with some of my WIP (in the last few days) and it has helped me move them forward. One of those stories, I thought I’d have to restart and try to take it from a different tack, but I think I’ve managed to get out of that problem. I don’t expect to follow the entire list of ideas and scenarios that this generates. It’s something to guide and ideas to fall back on if I come to a point where I’m wondering what happens next. More on my new foray into plotting to come.