Friday, January 4, 2013

Outline is done!

After struggling to get an idea for this story together I've managed to do the unthinkable: I've finished an outline. Yes I know, it's really pretty crazy, BUT I'M SO EXCITED!!! I had been spending so much time just trying to figure out what I was going to do with my book that I was getting frustrated. I knew who the characters were, and I had a decent grasp of my magic system, but that was it. And now not only do I have a working idea of where I'm going, I know what the book is all about. I still have a lot of work to do, but I've finished the prologue and started on chapter one. My outline is looking at my story from the perspective of the different countries I am working with. But now I think I am going to do one with the people in my story so I have a rough idea of what they'll be doing. But that isn't something that I need to have done for my story to work, it'll grow and develop as my story unfolds and as I figure out what I want done.

Anyway, I've finished school for good (got that Associates degree!) and with one of my jobs allowing me to work on my own computer stuff, I have a lot more time now for writing. It's a work in progress and honestly I'm terrified because I have so far to go and so much to learn, but I won't go anywhere if I don't start teaching myself now.

Keep going writers!


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Sorry guys! It's been a crazy time in the life of Stoss and Writers Don't Knock... Between our respective school and work schedules we've had to put Authors Anonymous on the back burner. But I have good news, I am now working at my local library and our Head Librarian told me that I can work on my story and blog when I'm watching the desk! I also finished up my Associates degree, so I should have more computer time to work on my story and spend time here on the blog. I can't vouch for Abbi, she's still trying to get her own schedule worked out, but I can say that I will be doing much better at posting these days.

I hope ;)

A tidbit to leave with you from Oscar Wilde: It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

It's great to be back!

~Stoss Cue