Plot Board and Research Find!

I pulled out the white board.  While I’m waiting to hear back on DOTT and BOAA, I’ve been outlining an idea for another series.  Funny enough, the characters in this one are coming from BOAA.  I haven’t yet written the scene, but they showed up in my imagination with a supernatural force-snerk-but seriously, I can see them so clearly.

This is one of the most interesting and exciting things about writing.  That spark of something that raises the hair on your arms and forms a knot in your chest.   You know you’re onto something and instinct tells you that something is really, really good.

These characters will show up briefly in BOAA, but they are too alive to just let go after that.  I knew instantly they needed their own book or even books.  So, they’ve been exploring my mind while I take notes on them.  Now, it’s time for the board.  I normally don’t pull it out until I’ve written through chapter three.  Gonna try it differently this time and see what happens. 

Oh!  I realize a lot of you read my attempt to get a “filtering heavy emotion from real life into your writing” post going and grew concerned.  Yes, some things made me pretty angry this past week or so–but strong emotion is good for a person–especially a writer.  I ended up with a killer fight scene. <g>  Though the post had plenty of time to make the rounds, I went ahead and deleted it.  I’m really good.  Like I said, when life hands you stress, use it.  Put it on paper.  😉

I also took a break this week and wandered around B&N and lookie what I found!

The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World.  In a bargain bin of all places.  I can’t wait to dive into it!



About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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One Response to Plot Board and Research Find!

  1. Carol Shenold says:

    Love that you have a new series idea, can’t wait to hear about it. Ande is having a fit for me to get back to telling her story, she’s not leaving me alone and if I’m not careful Tali will get jealous, not to mention Mumsie and both spirit guides, you know how they can be.

    I’m sorry someone hurt you and yours but a little healthy anger can be OK, especially when it can be used in a positive way. C

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