I’ve been doing something that I never thought I would: OUTLINING.
I’ve tried outlining in the past with other stories, but my enthusiasm too often gets the better of me and I can’t stop myself from starting the tale before the concept is ripe. The result, I admit, is often a tale that falters and falls flat.
Since deciding to stop the H&T blog, I’ve regrouped and started outlining. I spent a few days trying to decide how I was going to do this. By hand? Using Liquid Story Binder? yWriter5? Scrivener? (In case you’re wondering, yes, I do have all of those programs. I couldn’t help myself.)
I settled on using Scrivener as it is clean and easy to use, fluid, and yet structured enough to keep me from wandering. I absolutely adore LSB, but its complete fluidity is so awesome that I was afraid I’d get lost in all the amenities and never get any work complete.
Scrivener has been a joy. Maybe I’m just on a roll but I feel as if the process of outlining using this totally interactive software has been freeing. I feel as if I’m actually doing something special. Honor and Truth is starting to take new shape. I like that shape.