Monday, June 16, 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 2)

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:
Create a plot outline  for my new YA Horror WIP using tips from the article How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps. (Not as well as I hoped, since I'm still trying to figure out exactly what story I want to work on. Kinda hard to create a plot if I don't have a story to go with it, lol!)
2.  My goal(s) for this week:
  • Narrow my story ideas down to the top three-five
  • Write a rough plot outline for each
  • Test drive each idea by writing a few pages of each one 
  • Choose one idea to focus on for the rest of RSW

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):
Finding "the one".  I have lots of different story ideas, but none that have really screamed, "Pick me, choose me, love me!" (did you catch the The Notebook humor there? :) yet, which is definitely frustrating.
5.  Something I love about my WiP:
Better luck this week, I hope! *fingers crossed*


Anonymous said...

I like your #2 idea. The next time I get stuck on a plot I'm going to try that. Good luck. Sounds like it should be fun.

Alison Miller said...

I have so many SNIs spinning in my head which is why I rely on my journals and rough outlines. But usually the one that screams WRITE ME! is the one I go with. Good luck with choosing the one!

karyne norton said...

What an interesting article! Are you saying you have 3-5 different YA horror story ideas that you're tossing around? Or 3-5 variations of the story you want to tell. Either way, I hope things go well this week for you to narrow it down!