Hey all! I've gotten so many awards since the last award page update that I feel overwhelmed. I will get to them all though as soon as I can. Thanks for my award, Blogger!
So... I'm in a little bit of a dilemma at this stage.
I realize the need for a plot outline. After all, I need to get the book going from point a to points b, c,d and e.
My rough draft left so many plot holes and loose strings that I don't know how I'll ever get them worked back into my book. Sigh.
yWriter has this awesome thing where you open chapters and scenes in the chapters. In other words, you can build an outline and then write in them. Brilliant.
Except that this pantser is drawing a complete blank. I know where the the end goes. Sort of.
I made a nasty little discovery. Since I'm a pantser, I was merely concerned with getting my characters to the end of the book. They had that end in common.
But now, since I decided to change the end, I've basically split the entire story into two parts. The two main factions involved have nothing to do with each other - and for a brilliant reason. So the fact that they don't have a common goal until the end of book two...
The thing is that I want to write the entire series, but I want all of the books to be good enough to be read alone. And if viewed alone in the current shape, half of the entire storyline is going to look redundant.
In short... It's a mess. A huge one.
I never thought I'd say this, but...
I NEED A PLOT OUTLINE.
And so... I need help. Lots and lots of help.