Sunday, April 4, 2010

Progress Report 100404


Sunday, April 04

Today I am going to cover the progress I have made over last week. Progress of what? I guess progress of certain goals. I also wished to place a link to a short story I wrote last year for Easter. I hope you enjoy it.

So far, I managed to begin plotting out my book once more. There are times when I have so much information bouncing around in my mind about my book that I start feeling overwhelmed. When I get this way, it is hard for me to write. One thing I do to keep from stalling out and stopping my writing is to force that feeling down and to force myself to write.

This hit last night while I was attempting to figure out what I should do next in the book. My goal was to write a paragraph for each scene describing the basics of that scene. I manage to plow through that feeling of being overwhelmed and write six paragraphs representing six scenes.

During the night, thoughts continued to pop up for additional solutions on expanding my book's plot. The end is in sight and I hope I reach it within the next couple weeks. I do plan to complete plotting my book before I start writing it. So, I have another 40 to 50 scene descriptions to go. Granted, some of the scenes will be short. I intend to have these descriptive paragraphs done by the end of this week if not sooner.

Then another thought popped in my mind last night. I wrote a Easter story last year for a blog but it did not get much attention since the blog was shut down. I chose to revive it and post it on my website. The story is called “Buddy de Bunny - An Easter Horror Short Story.” You can find it at this address: http://www.clark-stone.net/Observation/Short_Story/BuddySS.html

I have it labeled as a horror story but it's more of a comedy. I hope you enjoy it and I wish I had thought about this earlier.

Have a happy Easter -- Clark Stone

4 comments:

  1. Hi Clark! Way to keep plugging away at it. I like the sound of your plotting method. More creative than just bullet points. I'll have to give it a try. And I enjoyed your Buddy de Bunny story - no spoilers - just enjoyed it.

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  2. Thanks Denise,

    It popped to mind last year and I almost forgot it this year.

    As for my plotting method, this is something I stumbled across this year. I used to try to write chapters but I would get to chapter 5 and let it go. I know it has to be psychological but it works. This is the first time I have passed the halfway point on a book.

    Hope you had a happy Easter.

    Dennis AKA Clark Stone

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  3. Hi Clark, Cute story! I'm a pantser but I sometimes use a similiar method to get my act together. I do chapters instead of scenes, eventually I flesh them out, move them around, etc. Somehow it all works out in the end. Good luck with the ms.

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  4. Hey Clark. Good for you for plugging away. Interesting plotting method. I have several different methods that I flip back and forth between. Glad you found what works for you.

    Cute story, by the way.

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