April began at a frenetic pace. Writing-wise. While last April my writing partner, Caz Adams and I, had dived into ScriptFrenzy, with a new script, this year I took a different kind of writing journey. But it was no less frenetic.
It began with the plotting of my romance novel. Coming up with an outline and brainstorming it with my editor at Harlequin Mills & Boon was a new experience all together. And one that is as good as having a writing partner with whom you can brainstorm your ideas, clarify the sticking points and more. Working with an editor has helped me take my story in directions that I may have overlooked. The synopsis has grown and changed, as character motivations and plotlines have become clearer. Being a plot-driven person, I find it extremely hard to develop a synopsis/outline based on character motivations and emotional conflict alone. And my editor’s insights have opened a whole new way of looking at a story and working on the plot.
With a solid synopsis in place, May is Deadline Month. Yes, I have to submit my first three chapters. Looking forward to that with some trepidation and a lot of enthusiasm. Stay tuned!
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