3/28/12

Typing My Butt OFF! Story purge.

I'm taking 30 seconds to say, I'm not going to post today. (Or post something crafty.) Ever since Monday, when the idea for my next project finally came into focus (and struck me like a bolt of lightning),  I can't seem to type fast enough.  It's coming out of my head so fast, I can barely get the bullet points to the story down.

As you know I've been savoring on this LGBTQ idea for the last two months.  And how to go about writing it just hadn't presented itself.  That is, until I decided to take author, Ellen Hopkins, advice: "write the story that scares you." That's what she told me in NY two months ago, and that is exactly what I am doing. 
Now,  THE DAMN THING WON'T SHUT UP!

I'm 4000 words into it and another 5000 in notes...which brings me to the painful point that, for the first time as a pantser, I'm outlining.

Alright kiddos, I'm out the door and off to make-out with my MS.

Next week I'll talk more on "Writing the Story that Scares You" and what that means to me.
Also, "How a Pantser Can Keep Their Pants on While Outlining."

5 comments :

  1. Yay!!! Love this!!! Can't wait to read it. : )

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  2. YAY! Keep it up. Then you can be revising it in May. And then you can send it to me to read! Haha.

    So I saw your tweet, and asked my friend for some good movies with gay romance and she suggested:

    Saving Face
    The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love
    It's In The Water
    Boys Don't Cry

    Hope that helps. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Thanks guys! The writing is going AWESOME! I can't wait to share it.

    And Liz, thanks for the list!

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