My book is out with beta readers, so that means I get a break right? Nope!
While waiting on feedback on Dissonance, I have been working on an outline for the chapters of Reverie (the sequel) that are on the chopping block. I have a very basic outline of the first four chapters, though I think about fifteen are needing a major rewrite or scrapped.
I also started working on the beings of an outline for Harmony (the third book). I have an idea of how I want the book to end, which is different from writing the other two. I started the outline with an objective and listed then things I want to have happen. Then I started a page of what ifs… with random ideas most of which will probably be scrapped, but it works wonders to get my focus going in the right direction. I have started outline chapter one as that is the only one that I have an idea of what will happen. I have refrained from writing on Reverie or Harmony, yet. I kind of want to work on the revisions of Dissonance before I delve into the other two books.
While working on the outline of the Malcolm Stone series, I have come across another dilemma. It’s almost November, do I want to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? I swore it off last year and said I was never going back to that. I don’t do well writing under that type of deadline and I edit as I write, but this year is different from the past times. Now I spend the weekdays by myself, which means I can spend more time writing and not neglecting responsibilities. I still haven’t made up my mind and if I plan to write, I need to decide soon so I can start working on an outline to get focused.
While I have had this sudden surge in creativity, this evening I took advantage of the mood and decided to try my hand a painting. I never took art courses, outside of the two I had to have in high school. I have in the past four years taken some painting instruction classes, if you can call them that. The were a social get together for painting. A lot of these companies are popping up all over the place, it’s great for a night out, the one near me is called Wine and Canvas. Anyway this evening I decided to try my hand at painting without instruction. I had a lot of fun and will be trying it again. I also think I will have to dig out my Bob Ross video and follow along. Perhaps painting is the same as writing and with a little practice, I might get better at it.