Let me back up. Allow me to explain, and please forgive me if I can barely form cohesive sentences. My kids know for the next 30 days to expect grunted replies and one word answers. Our conversations sound like this:
Kid: Mom, what's for supper?
Me, replied as I haunch over my computer: In the fridge.
Kid, now disgusted: I asked what not where.
Me, matching the disgusted tone: Fridge! I scream. Fridge!
Kid, grumbling as they go fend for themself: Stupid Nano stuff.
Full sentences and cooking will return in December.
But, I digress.
I've always been a panster kind of gal. Call me crazy, but I love writing and letting the words flow. The trouble lies not in the writing stage, but in the editing. I may finish. It just ends up a fully crafted novel in desperate need of repair (think a tangled ball of yarn...)
I spent the summer, dedicated some down time and studied How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method (Advanced Fiction Writing Book 1) by Randy Ingermanson. If you haven't read this awesome book, I highly recommend it. When you're done, you'll not only have a plot fleshed out, but a query and synopsis written too.
So far it's working. I have a complete outline with my novel broken down into three acts, each with chapters. I understand my character's emotional arc. I understand the premise of this book. Woohoo!
Now, it's back to writing. I'll keep you updated, although don't expect complete sentences.
Because I'm just not able. You know. To form them right now.