That’s what I’m experiencing as I look forward to starting a new inspirational historical romance in the new year. Eagerness and enthusiasm are running high.
Before I begin the actual writing, I want to have a plan in place. Two years in Revision Land taught me the value of knowing where I’m heading and how I’ll get there before I allow myself to launch into the writing.
There are several aspects of the planning process I enjoy . . .
Performing the research.
Getting to know a new cast of characters.
Understanding the hero and heroines’ goals, motivations, and conflicts.
Choosing the setting.
Deciding on a theme.
Determining the faith elements.
Figuring out the best place to begin.
Coming up with a catchy opening hook.
Plotting the story, chapters, and scenes.
Once the planning is complete, I’ll be ready to put words on the page. Oh, what fun that will be.
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I wanna know . . .
Where are you in your current story?
What aspects of planning a story do you most enjoy?
What steps do you take before you begin writing a new story?
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