Okay so I have tried to outline my novel. I tried outlining the entire novel. I tried outlining it chapter by chapter. I even tried doing outlines for just the characters. And I have come to one conclusion – I really suck at outlining my novel. Which is really frustrating since I can outline reference/text books with ease. Maybe I am too close to the material (since I wrote it), or maybe I just need to tank the whole outline my book idea.
I just feel stuck at the moment. I know I’ll get through it and at least during this time of being stuck I will not dispose of said novel. I will not dispose of my writing. I am going to dive back into the pages and rewrite (again, again, again) the words from only one character’s POV. I am hoping it’ll give some fresh insight into why she is the way she is. The other tool I am employing is my story board. I hung up a big white board a couple of days ago. I dug out the colored white board markers and broke out a fresh eraser.
I am trusting myself to work on the book and not just draw funny pictures. But then again maybe I should just play around more and not be so serious about the book. Mayhaps play will bring in new ideas. Hmmmm I’ll let this play out and see what happens.