And it’s back! I know it has been a few weeks since I have done a Pin It Saturday, but I haven’t had a lot of time to go through my pins on Pinterest and when I did, I never found anything worth writing about. Also, I had other things I wanted to say.
As some of you know, I am trying to re-write a few novels. To re-write I am having to re-read what I have already written and figure out how to change a few things. But I was never good at taking notes in school and it seems to still be a true statement. I don’t know why, but my theory is that everything is important so I end up highlighting everything. I can’t help it.
The biggest problem is figuring out how to re-write scenes so that it changes perspective. But I have to map out all the important things before I can really change it around. Does any of this make sense?
I found a blog post on Pinterest talking about plot boards. You can read it HERE. It seems pretty helpful and I think I am going to try to make it work for me. I tried a notebook method, but I got myself all confused. Of course, that is not to say I won’t get confused with the plot board method either, but it’s worth a shot.
I figure I can get a board and start this while I re-read the novel, making notes of the important parts. I may even make a section for favorite quotes.
I keep thinking, with all this work and how much trouble I am having with it, maybe I should just scrap the idea of writing all together. Maybe I just don’t understand it and shouldn’t do it. But then I get sick to my stomach thinking about putting away that dream. I don’t know who I would be without it. It’s just who I am. I am a writer and there is no way around that.
What methods have worked for you when keeping your story straight? I would love to hear what others have used. Maybe this is the part where I have to create my own method.
Also, I saw this really interesting quote on the blog post that I read and really liked it. So I put to my own background, printed it and it snow sitting on my shelf above my desk.
Feel free to print it for your own inspiration.