The house is quiet this morning. Only me and a few billion dust mites hanging about. And they're apparently sleeping. Which means I can write!
In November I wrote over 40,000 words for NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month)
Then in January I took the story apart so I could turn it into an outline. You know I'm frustrated when I take a scissors to my story!
I did not love the November or January processes. It's much more fun to discover my story as I go - researching, writing, living and then repeating.
But both were good for me. Should have done them in reverse order (of course!) but NaNo was a last minute decision so I didn't have time to outline ahead.
I wouldn't have outlined at all except that I was applying for a grant.
I'm glad I did because it really does help. Today I begin tweaking the outline and sample chapters so I can send a proposal to my editor.
Fingers crossed, it goes out next week.