Seldom is the lead character’s name in Gallows Dogs.
Yesterday I re-plotted using index cards. Well, I tried to, but there is still so much I don’t know about this story, including whether I should be writing it at all. Now I have to wonder if maybe I should be working on a sequel to godlight?
Why do my novels start with G?
Anyway, one of the many hings I don’t know is whether my next step should be an outline or a quickdraft. Logic would seem to indicate the outline comes next, but I kind of think the quickdraft might turn up some issues that will need to be addressed in the outline.
Writing and plotting are not circular or linear, not for me. It’s more of a rat’s nest scenario, really.
I don’t have to decide what to do next right this second though, since I have a lot of non-writing things to do today, like finish my reading for Web Scripting class (PHP, whoo…hoo), take an online quiz, clean the kitchen, steam my week’s worth of breakfast eggs, sort my pills, start the vast quantities of laundry that have piled up again. Funny how that keeps happening. Kind of like dishes. People just keep eating and getting dressed, damn their eyes.
Best to get started. When you boil it down (or steam it), getting started is always the next step.