Day 2

Today I had company for about half my work time. My dog, Max, came up to bed early so when I came in to do my work, he slept in peace while I typed away at my story.

I managed to fix up my outline and then use the parts needed in the synopsis of each chapter and scene. All the chapters and scenes are now organized which is a great relief.

At this point it’s 27 chapters, but I have a feeling it will end up being longer than that. If anything has taught me from my first rough manuscript, it’s that chapter stories I think won’t be too long, end up spanning over two to three chapters. With this understanding though, it allows me to be flexible with both my outline and story when needed. A great lesson to learn for all writers.

So far things are going smoothly. I’ve broken up what I’m going to do and now that a lot of the prep work seems to be complete, it will be onto to writing the rest of the rough draft. Then it will be a lot editing. Then further read throughs. Then editing. Then get a friend or two who have been published to read it and give me their advice on it. Then more editing. And then it’ll be off to the publishers! Hopefully I’ll have some interest in the novel by that point. So I guess I should throw networking in that list of things to do. Lots and lots of networking and creating contacts. Oh yeah and entering short story contests….

…Okay there’s a lot of work to still be done, but at least I know what I have to do. I will get there. I will do well and do my best.

Writing at this point is done for the week, so I have the weekend off. I will be back at it again next week on my designated day, unless of course I get an urge to write, then you’ll be seeing another post here.

For filming and photographing, there’s not much to update on. I haven’t had a chance to get out and do anything yet. I’m hoping to have something on my next post though.

Until then!

(No picture today, sorry folks!)


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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