I've learned something. And I just might do it every time I start a new story.
So, some of you know I had to write a complete short story for my 11th writing assignment. That means a beginning, middle and an end. Normally, when I start a novel, I have an idea where I want it to go, but I don't sit down and map it all out, write an outline or have an organized plan. Many authors do this and it saves them a lot of time and frustration.
Then there are aughtors out there like me who usually just have a great idea and start their story, writing like mad-men. The problem is that you can write yourself into a conrner or get stuck because you didn't have a solid plan. This has happened to me a few times. It can be very frustrating.
I took this latest I assignment and am turning into a novel. I knew I loved the story idea when I first had it but now, becaused I had to write it as a short story, I have the beginning, middle and an end. My story is pretty much all mapped out. I won't get stuck. I know what happens, and how it will end. I LOVE that! It takes all the pressure off my muse! LOL
I do have to add more juicy scenes and excitement, but that's the easy part. I'm so excited to sit down every day and add more. I'm think I'm going to do this with every book I start. (I hope) That way, I'll know how it should end before I get there, before I write myelf into a corner. Yeah, I'm sure some of you learned this a long time ago, but I'm a beginner, remember? And usually, I have to learn things the hard way.