"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)



We're reaching the home stretch with our move, and I'm panicking and freaking out (anyone who has moved knows this feeling!), so I thought I would sneak away from it all for a moment and blog just a tiny bit.

I miss my writing.  I miss escaping into a world with exciting people.  Don't get me wrong -- I love my friends and family tremendously!  But they aren't quite as wild and daring as the people I get to work with when my imagination gets going.  I miss plunging into a scene, having merely a vague idea of what is going to happen, and watching it develop under my fingertips.  I miss that feeling of sitting back and rereading what I've written and discovering with a bit of surprise that it's actually pretty good.

On a side note, I found that Evan Marshall, author of The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, now has software available that guides you through the outlining process.  Has anyone tried it?  It's a bit expensive, but I'm seriously considering it.  Outlining is not my forte.

All right, that's probably all the time away from packing I can justify.  I do have an exciting contest I'm going to blog about next week.  But I'll keep you in suspense until then!


Renee said...

Habg in there Shelli! Moving is not for the faint of heart :).

Cathryn Grant said...

I haven't tried it. Outlining is not my forte either and I'm in the midst of it right now. ;)

Although it doesn't address outlining per se, IMMEDIATE FICTION by Jerry Cleaver really helped me with the required elements for constructing a plot.

Good luck with your move, those final stages are a headache.

Anonymous said...

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Jayne said...

I know all about the contest! And I'm so glad I found this neat little group of bloggers/writers. I've been searching for kind of community!
So... I'm in. I'm in for the contest, I'm in for the writing, I'm in for the reading. Count me in for it all. ;)
You ladies are terrific. ;)
Hope your move is a smooth transition (ah ha, is that actually possible?)

Jayne said...

Oh - and as I mentioned to Cathryn - I read because I like to color things in. ;)

Shelli said...

Thanks, Renee and Cathryn! I have survived the move -- barely. Time to recuperate.

Jayne -- Pleased to meet you! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I look forward to reading yours, too.