I'm getting a lot done for my Jenna story. I know I know bad me; I still need a title for it. Ugh, I'm getting there. But so far I have an outline, which I was for the last two years I've decided that I want to write, I thought I didn't need. It isn't that hard, I thought. I'm just telling a story. Its simple, just do this, this and this. Wrong!
I'm glad I have one now. Still, though, I write before I outline. I tend to get to know my characters better that way, even if-like my Jenna short, I have to rewrite alot of it. I think by writing, then outlining, I kind of know what, when, where and why(? Hopefully on that part). But its much easier for me to fill in the gaps than to create new ones so, yea.
Also I have a location, not just some mid-west state and city somewhere on a map. I now know what all races and species are. And I have a means to an end. Meaning I'm not just writing and whatever happens happens-meaning, again, some of my fav scenes had to get cut or done in a different way to keep in tune with the story line, the beginning and ultimately the ending. I love it. And I'm finding out better ways to write and prepare myself to write and research more on my Savi. novels.
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