still waters, hard wall

Lamia.Herbert James Draper 1910

Was sick Wednesday and even worse I hit the wall so hard a couple bricks fell out. Got a few words done, but so few, I’m not even going to nudge the tracker. But this is the discovery draft, and I’ve discovered I need more story so I’m taking a few days to develop The Bone Box more.

I’m a pantser. I’ve tried outlining, but it never quite works for me, still I think outlining is useful. I’ll write a beat sheet to guide me, but mostly I write a lot of story notes, lots and lots, and then I look for what’s between the lines, what other scenes suggest themselves. From my notes I make a list of scenes and possible scenes.

For the moment The Bone Box rests in still waters. Shoot!