Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Committing Atrocities on my Plot

So it's the beginning of the month of September. I have goals for this month. Goals that I hope to actually accomplish (unlike the last couple months of flailing).

Anyway, I've been plotting and planning the demise of my somewhat vague plot based on the homework my mentor suggested I do. I call it homework, but it isn't really. It was helpful and eye opening.

Anyway, I was talking to one of my betas and was all "What if..." and she was all, "YES!". So now I'm waiting to see what my CP thinks *nudges CP*. But, while I'm waiting, I'm warming up the chainsaw to do some evisceration on my plot. It will be very revvy and eviceration-y.

The problem with my plot was it was too much. I had too much and it confused the reader as to what they were supposed to be focusing on. By the way, this is fine with thrillers and you want to confuse things, but not so good when you are writing a contemporary story about a kid dealing with the crap in his life and trying to keep his head above water.

So, like Bruce Campbell, I'll be a chainsaw, boomstick wielding freak of nature on a rampage against the deadite words in my manuscript.


And then, when I've finished, I will be all...

 And I'll send it off to my betas, my CP and ultimately my mentor and be all...

So there you have it.

Goals for the month:
  1. Do the homework assigned to me by my Mentor Agent regarding HJ. DONE!!
  2. Revise HJ based on Homework
  3. Take what I learned and apply it to my current WIP if I have time
  4. Blog once a week
  5. Cheer on my twitter and #writemotivation friends

'Till Next Time.


  1. o.0 I'm so intrigued to see what you did! Go you!

    1. Haven't written it yet. Just plotting at the moment. :D