Went to the outdoor farmer’s market. Bought 20 lbs of delicious sweet peaches for $25. My plans are to blanch them and freeze them for a winter of fresh sweet peach cobbler or peach pie. Nothing better in the dead of winter.
Wiped out my fridge. Bought groceries – including many healthy veggies! BF invited me out to one of my favorite burger places for lunch. I declined. I can’t do it anymore. Today, I want to eat healthy.
I think I am going to start my novel all over again. Oh, I know. What a mess. I want my concept to remain relatively the same. I want the same characters with the same history, but I need a more challenging story line, something that creates a better transformation for my character. I need a bolstering middle. No more sagging, flat, airless middle. This time it is going to sing!
Today I am going to turn back to some of the lessons I learned in Martha Alderson’s “The Plot Whisperer”. Martha really is the godfather of plotting and story structure. (Now if only I paid a bit more attention to her lessons, I might not find myself in this pickle!!)
Martha talks about the 4 energetic markers which “identify four major turning points in every story”. Since I am struggling so much to create good conflict, I really am going to focus more on her questions and lessons this time around. Maybe do a bit more plotting before writing.
Hope you are all having a great day!