Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fork in the Road

I'm back in Louisiana safe and sound. Tired as all get out...but back on a schedule. Kinda. As much of one as I can seem to stick to anyways. I was working on my chapter yesterday and realized I was a little lost. Once upon a time, I had a four book series outlined and a basic plot down for each book. When I decided to put the first book I was working on to the side because of the similiar plot in a current pubbed book, I chose book number three as my next work-in-progress. For some odd reason I changed the plot. *sigh* But knowing what I do about the line I'm targeting and what the editors have been buying...I'm a little lost as to which direction I should go.

I guess today will be spent going over both plots with my critique partner. She targets the same line and might have more clarity and distance from what's in my head. She needs to WAKE UP so I can pick her brain!!!!! LOL. I'll use this "free" time to get my thoughts together so I can figure out how to present both options without confusing the crap out of her. Maybe I should FedEx her some super strong coffee.

How is everyone?! I hate missing in action and wondering what everyone is up to. Hope you guys are having a productive week so far;)

12 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

Welcome back! Now it's back to work, right?! Hope that plot comes together for you!

Chelle Sandell said...

Morning, Jody! Yep...working on the chapter and hoping I can figure out which way I want to go with it. Thanks:)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I've started my new chapter yesterday. But I feel something is off. Maybe I need super strong coffee too. :)

Cindy said...

Glad you made it back safe. Looking forward to hearing the progress on the books!

Terri Tiffany said...

Welcome Back Chelle! I've been reediting a book and hope to do a chapter synopsis this week. Any ideas on how to do one?

Chelle Sandell said...

Jennifer ~ I'll FedEx you some too:) Have you gone by Dunkin Donuts lately?

Cindy ~ Thank you! Talked with my crit partner this morning and I'm gearing up to go full steam ahead.

Thanks, Terri!! I HATE doing a synopsis. I usually try to start with the basic outline and layer in details according to how many pages I need. I tell ya though...Bronwyn Jameson has a great short sample on her website.

http://www.bronwynjameson.com/shortsynop.html

See what you think:) Maybe it'll help the words summarize magically in your head! Good luck.

Sri Pammi said...

Hey Chelle,

Good luck with your WIP.
You're targeting Desire, right?

Sri.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, I could use some of that super strong coffee too! Good luck with figuring out your plots!

Chelle Sandell said...

Sri ~ Thank you:) Yes...my current WIP is a Sil. Desire. Have you heard back about your submission yet?

Kate ~ I put an extra scoop in today and used Mr. Chelle's coffee. Two cups have me bouncing off the walls...I'll gladly share:) I made a decision and mapped out the rest of the chapter. Now I just need to clean it up and send it to the group.

Chicki said...

I got here late today. Glad to hear you back. I know all that driving has to wear you down.

Hope you get the plot issues worked out.

Chelle Sandell said...

Hey girl! Yep...still tired:) But I think I've got the direction of the chapter where I want it. Just trying to layer in stuff now so I can get the rough draft halfway presentable.

Bethanne said...

Awesome day for you, Chelle. I'm impressed. Glad you made it home. My work is a little scattered right now, but I'm trying to stay focused. :) Have a great weekend.
Bethanne