For a week now I have been in limboland – in between writing projects and recharging my battery. I’ve caught up on some TV (Royal Pains and Rizzoli & Isles), read some great books (“Plus Ones” by Hank Edwards and “Everyone Loves a Hero” by Marie Force), studied some craft (Save the Cat!) and indulged in a little Jake Gyllenhall nudity in “Love and Other Drugs”. (and, in answer to my Main Man – no you cannot wear out a DVD by watching it constantly – I think.)
But now I’m ready to start on the new book targeted for Harlequin Blaze and while I’m not going to go too crazy – I’m going to do things a little differently this time. While I usually create a loose outline (I’m a plotser), I’m going to write my synopsis first. Now, I hear the groans out there, but I don’t mind writing a synopsis but I usually leave it to the end. I just want to see how it works for me this way.
The second thing is that I am going to try and write this book in the Scrivener for Windows writing tool. My friend, Gwen Hernandez, challenged me and so I’m going to venture out of Word and take the plunge. And I’ll admit something here but only to you . . . so . . . lean in closer while I whisper . . .
*it’s kind of freaking me out*
But, not in a I-need-to-call-Dr.Phil kind way.
It’s kind of exciting and edgy and . . . yes, I need to get out more . . . it’s really getting my creative juices flowing and my fingers itching to hit the keyboards. It’s similar to the thrill I got with my new school supplies. I just KNEW that the Wonder Woman folders, new pencils and Snoopy lunch box were going to make school so fun and easy.
It’s THAT kind of exciting.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
What writing methods do you have and do you ever shake them up?
#amwriting Word Metrics
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2011
New Words Written: None. Pre-plotting.
Present Total Word Count: zippo.