i always make a plan…

As I mentioned here, Orson Welles always made a plan when he started a new movie. He always ended up having to throw it out, but he always made it.

I had a plan, too. I was going to wait to next year to revise the Jan Sleet mystery stories, and then I was going to (re-)post one story a month for the year (twelve stories in twelve months – that sounded like a great promotional tool).

Well, so much for that. I'm going to re-post the stories as they're done, and then I'm going to work on my new story, which is going to be ready to begin long before 2014. In fact, I have several good scenes written already. I may even post one of them here soon.

I have scenes, but of course I don't have a plan (well, I have a vague plan, but nothing written down).

I saw a blog post once with a list of the different ways you should not start a novel. I'm apparently doing at least two of them (at the moment my new story starts with "It was a dark and stormy night," and then somebody wakes up). I have to find that post to see if there are some more I can use.

I also had a plan to get this post up yesterday. 🙂

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2 Responses to i always make a plan…

  1. Maggie says:

    “It was a dark and stormy night” was the way I started off the very first draft of XIII, only because I had no idea how to start.

    Good luck with your plans!

    • I’m working to get the “dark and stormy night” scene polished, then I’ll probably post it.

      Someone suggested that I still do the one-story-a-month idea, but just start it now. The second story is almost ready, and it is almost November… 🙂

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