by Shelt Garner
Every day, I look at the outline the novel I’m developing and throw huge chunks of it in the trash. But it’s definitely getting better. I think, however, that I need to think outside the box more.
I need to start reading weirder things or something, something, anything to provoke more creativity. I have the general story of the novel so well down pat in my mind that I have something of a rut going on. If I took drugs (which I don’t) I would drop some acid or something.
But all I got is books and some booze.
Anyway, I’ll try again tomorrow morning. At least I know some of the Big Issues I have to fix with the novel. I really, honestly, have no idea what I’m doing so it seems as though I’m determined to make every mistake you can possibly make as part of developing this novel.
But the over all story is getting much, much better as my storytelling ability improves gradually and significantly.