I picked up a new notebook this morning, while I was out getting some other basics; you know, a new pillow to replace the one the cat peed on, some CRC so that I can stop the doors from squeaking, it only took me two years to get around to that…some more notebooks for the kids to draw in, that kind of thing (thanks heavens for The Warehouse, a one stop shop!).
Anyways, the notebook was pretty, and I couldn’t help myself. It does not fit the tone of Saving Tomorrow, but regardless, I’m going to use it to do the bulk of my planning. Of course, I had to photograph using the flash to show you the sparkly hearts! So pretty…
I have found in the past that I really enjoy planning by hand. There is something about it that connects me to the story in a way that typing doesn’t – perhaps it’s because it takes me longer to get my thoughts on the page, and so I have time to think more carefully before I put the words down. In any event, it’s a lovely way to spill ideas onto the page.
Right now, I am asking a lot of questions and searching for the answers. So far, those are coming fairly easily, but then, this is mostly about fleshing out the world. Another day or so and I will start getting into the details of the plot, seeing as there is some mystery involved in the story line, I might need to think ahead. I have a character in mind as the killer, but I need to flesh him out more, ground him in the world that’s growing in these pages.
I do so love this stage where everything is blending together and forming a rich, delicious world, filled with great characters and loads of promise. I can’t wait to start writing!