New plotting of my novel More

My novel with the working title More has given me some troubles lately. It just didn’t feel right, and at about 16000 words, I had no real clue how to go on.
So I sat down the last days and drawed. I’ve heard other say they do this with a program, but my mind refuses. I need a pen, and a paper, and then I can start.

I listed the main characters, the plot and the subplots (four!! at this point).
Then I started drawing in which connection the characters are to each other.
I’m working with four equal protagonists, so that alone is sometimes a bit confusing.
My working sheet looked like this when I was done:

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Nice, isn’t it?

But I wasn’t done. I started jotting down notes on possible scenes. That was another page:

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Now I think I figured out where I need to tweak a little in order for this story to work. I’ll have to expand a few scenes, cut others (I HATE cutting already written scenes) and overall rework it.

I’ll keep you updated how it goes and if my protagonists behave a bit better now (or not, depending on what I want them to do… 😉 )

Wish you all a good day!

Chris

Back on track

I’m back on track. Last week was quite busy, I finished the first round of edits on Never Wrong. Seems like there’s a problem if you use different writing programs, since this can screw up the formatting. I learned this the hard way, since I went twice through my manuscript, only to get an email from my editor, telling me it got screwed up again.

Needless to say, I now have the same program that she uses.

This week, I also did make a nice bundle of a new manuscript, a synopsis and my query letter, and sent it! I’ll keep you up to date.

My first novel (working title: more) gives me a little trouble right now. I’m some 16000 words in it, and it doesn’t work the way it should do. I’m in the middle of creating a mindmap to find the problems.
I hope I can show it to you soon. And present the new novel. 🙂

Wish you all a good time!

I’m going to clean some mushrooms now, since my husband brought some from the woods

Chris

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