>Check-in: Worked on outlines for Tempt and STS. Added to a short story. Visit the rest of the crew here.
When I say outline, I basically mean I’ve written what amounts to a synopsis. Sometimes I’ll get an idea and expand upon it but usually, my outlines are pretty high-level and detail-sparse. I have a rough outline for both Tempt and STS (aka the fae novel, couldn’t keep calling it that :/) but that’s the easy part and both are very bare.
I think I’ve settled into a POV in STS now. I read the part I wrote last April and it was really bad. Awful. Embarrassing. I would have ditched the whole idea except I then found the stuff I wrote last October and it was much better, plus I really like the voice. I don’t remember writing it, I don’t remember where I was going with it but I like it so I’ll let it stay. There’s a reason why I haven’t finished that particular story (aside from snowflaking it until it bored me to tears) but I’ll save that for another post.
I’m very excited about Tempt (Ava Delaney #3). I already knew the major plotline for this one while I was still writing the first book, but the end of Taunt (#2) led me to an even bigger one. I have a feeling the ending will differ greatly from the outline – I can’t wait! As a sequel to Thirst (#1), Taunt was unexpected and a good chunk of it runs very differently to Thirst but Tempt kind of goes back to where Thirst was headed. Originally, it was supposed to be a trilogy, (Thirst, Tempt and Taste) but when I first tried to write Tempt, I realised it wasn’t the next part of the story. I’ll be taking a step back when this one is done, to figure out the exact order of the other books, there’s at least three more. ‘Tis all very confusing. 😀
Last night we celebrated my indieversary. LOL. I felt like it was a big enough deal to warrant a min-celebration. And now it’s time for Read an Ebook Week. Go. Run. There’s a lot of freebies and good deals on ebooks for a week so go find them! I’m participating on Smashwords and so are many others.