The dirty work of writing  

Posted by The Haeven Crew

I finally succumbed to the inevitable.

If there is one thing about writing I hate (aside from writing blurbs & synopses) is writing an outline. I never know how to do it right, I never really knew why it was necessary, and I thought it was a colossal waste of paper.

Until now.

I'm about hip deep into the first draft of Part Three of The Defender's Burden (Chapters 9 through 12), and I realize that, in order for this doggone thing to make any sense to anyone aside from myself, I need to write an outline.

And that's when I realized that my timeline was about to slide into oblivion.

Bad writer! *smacks own hand* Bad! Just because you know what's going to happen doesn't mean everyone will unless you put it down right.


So now, I can edit Part Three with some authority.

I can tell you now that Part Three is turning into quite a family affair. There is a lot of family dynamic that needs to be covered before all the things in Parts One and Two actually get to a culmination. This is going to be fun for me, because I get to re-assess some of my least favorite and most favorite characters, all of whom happen to be related. Being an only child, sibling rivarly fascinates me. I'm raising siblings, so I enjoy watching my 4 year old dominate my 15 year old, just because she's tiny and cute.

If those of you who are reading this, care to drop a few comments my way about siblings and how they interact, I'd love to read it.

Anyway, back to the grind stone....

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