art of this new plotting the story first thing that I’m trying requires a lot of thinking. A lot. And it’s making me feel lazy because I’m not doing anything. If I were pantsing, as it were, I’d at least be writing while thinking ahead. I’d have something to show for it at the end of the day.
I have the bulletin board to put scenes, but once I’ve written “Wendy flies to NoWherastan – should I call it Neverneverland?” that’s it. I’m on to thinking about what happens when Wendy gets where she’s going. No describing the flight or the feeling of flying or her flight suit. Just staring into the black abyss. I’m frozen. My fingers get itchy.
I went to writer’s group empty-handed because I can’t show up with index cards and ask them what they think.
I really want to start writing! *Breathe* OK, I am going to continue this plotting experiment a little longer, because the payout maybe worth it. I do find myself stumbling on the same points I do when I’m writing by the seat of my pants, so I can see how figuring it out now will save me time and frustration in the long run…but I’d love to hear some encouraging words from the plotters out there.