A Huntress is Born, Lives, and Stalks Through My Fantasies…

Noveling Action Plan Progress: Revised September 28, 2013

As I update this plan , ROW80 Round 3 is over. During the break, I am working on a buffet selection of projects, many of them novel WIPs. It’s a good time for setting things up, sweeping up loose ends and weaving them back in, and moving some long-term and long-postponed projects forward.

 

I’m doing it in a more relaxed way, not as work, but as the pleasure. A ROW80 break, after all, does not mean that I can’t write – even quite a lot.

 

I created this plan to give focus to my noveling energy, and to keep track of the various works-in-progress (WIPs) I am in the midst of, as I bring the disparate projects into the cohesive whole of my interwoven fantasy/Star Trek fan fiction double series –Trueborn Warp and Weft.

 

Since I began focusing on monthly noveling goals, I have:

 

 

  • Planning and moving through the first novels in each series, The Stars are Fire(Weft), and Perchance to Dream (Warp).

 

  • Begun revision process for Chameleon’s Dish and Bounded by a Nutshell; the current final volumes in each series.

 

  • I have learned much about outlining and revisions.

 

  • I have a clearer vision of the shape of each individual series, how they will fit together, where the gaps are, and how to fill them.

 

  • I have a far stronger concept of the individual novels, backstory, motivations, and recurring themes.

 

 

I expect there is far more to learn in the coming months, and I am eager to learn it.

 

So, what have I been up to, specifically?

 

 

September 2013:

 

Writing:

 

Write at least 25,000 words in To Be or Not to Be. On target.

 

  • WIP total: 180,361 /~200,000 words; Chapter Forty-Nine in progress.
  • September word count: 17,291/25,000.

 

Write or plan one scene weekly in The Stars are Fire – Trueborn Weft Series . On target.

 

  • A bit late here and there, when there were other focuses more urgent, but quantitatively a success.
  • WIP total: 62,613/~100,000 words; Complete through Scene 25/60.

 

Write or plan one scene weekly in Perchance to DreamTrueborn Warp Series . On target.

  • A bit late here and there, when there were other focuses more urgent, but quantitatively a success.
  • WIP total: 62,613/~100,000 words; Complete through Scene 25/60.

 

Clearly, both rough drafts will exceed 100,000 words. I sense there will be a need to eradicate a lot of backstory, especially in the fan fiction. For now, though, I will keep the targets as they are.

 

 

Revision:

 

Chameleon’s Dish:Carried over from August. On target.

 

Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes. Target attained!

 

  • All steps complete, and a new sense of the story percolating.

Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes. Target attained!

 

  • Pages made for all 65 scenes, with placeholder scenes for the scenes yet to be written.

 

Use Rock Your Revisions to create a rough revision plan. Pending.

 

  • This goal is being set aside until December 2013, to allow for November NaNoWriMo and preparation.

 

Bounded by a Nutshell: WIP pending; will begin after Chameleon’s Dish.

 

This WIP revision prep will be carried over to October 2013, and likely beyond.

 

Print and reread WIP. Target attained!

 

  • The 734 page “Monsterscript” has been read silently and aloud.

Make on-page rough notes. Pending.

 

  • Will begin after I finish my beta-reading in progress.

Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes. Pending.

 

  • Will begin as soon as I have two scenes’ worth of on-page notes.

     

Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme, and receiving feedback that will aid the revisioning process. Target attained!

 

  • I have been sharing each week, although I forgot to link once.

 

Use Rock Your Revisions to create a rough revision plan. Pending.

 

  • This will be carried over to the beginning of next year, when the notes have been completed, and the plan is complete for Chameleon’s Dish.

 

And for October 2013:

 

Planning:

 

King of Shreds and Patches:

 

  • Sign up for November NaNoWriMo.
  • Reread Sima Garo Provides WIP; the companion novel.
  • Review Rock Your Plot.
  • Move through Rock Your Plot Preliminaries.
  • Complete rough draft of scene-by scene outline.

 

 

Writing:

 

To Be or Not to Be:

 

  • Complete rough draft (~200,000 words) by October 31.

 

The Stars are Fire:

 

  • Continue writing or planning one scene per week.

 

Perchance to Dream:

 

  • Continue writing or planning one scene per week.

 

 

Editing:

 

Bounded by a Nutshell:

  • On- page notes.
  • WIP scene notebook – one page per scene.

 

 

 

Noveling Action Plan Progress: Revised September 3, 2013

As I update this plan , ROW80 Round 3 is nearing its end. Without the structure of these 80-day blocks of goalsetting and attaining, and the twice-weekly self-evaluation, I suspect I would still be floundering along with abundant stories jumbled in my head, rather than this former tangle slowly unraveling into a smooth double series, braiding together in fascinating patterns…

I created this plan to give focus to my noveling energy, and to keep track of the various works-in-progress (WIPs) I am in the midst of, as I bring the disparate projects into the cohesive whole of my interwoven fantasy/Star Trek fan fiction double series –Trueborn Warp and Weft.

Since I began focusing on monthly noveling goals, I have:

  • Begun planning and writing, the first novels in each series, The Stars are Fire(Weft), and Perchance to Dream (Warp).
  • Begun revising Chameleon’s Dish
  • I have learned much about outlining and revisions.
  • I have a clearer vision of the shape of each individual series, how they will fit together, where the gaps are, and how to fill them.
  • I have a far stronger concept of the individual novels, backstory, motivations, and recurring themes.

I expect there is far more to learn in the coming months, and I am eager to learn it.

So, what have I been up to, specifically?

August 2013:

Writing:

Write at least 25,000 words in To Be or Not to Be Target attained!

  • Completed 25.0009/25,000 words.
  • WIP total:162,692 words.

Write or plan one scene weekly in The Stars are Fire – Trueborn Weft Series – On target.

  • Completed 56,744/ ~100,000 words as of September 1.
  • Planning complete through Scene 24/60.

Write or plan one scene weekly in Perchance to DreamTrueborn Warp SeriesOn target.

  • 1,952 new words.

  • WIP total: 61.008/~100.000 words as of September 2.

  • Planning complete through Scene 17/60.

Revision:

Carrying over to September.

Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes. On target.

  • Complete through Scene#41 (sans #40); page 161/249..

Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes. On target.

  • Completed #Scene 38; page 141/249., with placeholders for pending scenes.

Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme, and receiving feedback that will aid the revisioning process. On target.

Use Rock Your Revisions, to create a revision plan. Pending.

  • Create rough plan once rereading, and note-taking are completed.

And for September:

Writing:

  • Write at least 25,000 words in To Be or Not to Be. Pending.
  • Write or plan one scene weekly in The Stars are Fire – Trueborn Weft Series . Pending.
  • Write or plan one scene weekly in Perchance to DreamTrueborn Warp Series . On target. See above.

Revision:

Chameleon’s Dish:Carrying over from August. On target. See above.

  • Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes.
  • Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes.

Bounded by a Nutshell: WIP pending; will begin after Chameleon’s Dish.

  • Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes.
  • Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes.
  • Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme, and receiving feedback that will aid the revisioning process.

Round 3 Action Plan for Trueborn Jottings

Create prototype header. Target surpassed.

  • Not only did I make a prototype; I am now using and loving it. =)

Update header text. Target attained.

  • I love the new look, for now. Possible further tweaking, later.

Play with layout and design. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Tidy/update sidebar. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Review pages. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Review categories. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Update bio (uniform or mostly so across all blogs). Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Build queue. Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

Add reblogged inspirational posts (weekly, or as I find them). Pending.

  • Nothing thus far.

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