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Hurray for index cards!

Finished the outline for the first Signi book. 22 scenes which will probably equal 22 chapters. Wondering whether I should just number chapters or name them also. Naming is fun but often difficult to do well. Still am uncertain about what it will be titled (hopefully something will strike me as I go) and whether it is the first book in a trilogy, quartet, or longer series (most likely one of the former). Ah well, there's something to be said for mystery.

It also occurred to me that the most obvious translation of Signi would be Signs, so, in case there is any confusion, I would like to state that the novel will not contain a) aliens, b) tinfoil hats, or c) Mel Gibson pulling faces like he just swallowed a toad. Sorry if this is a disappointment to any of you.

Probably will start with the real writing tonight or tomorrow depending on whether my dad decides he finally wants to check out Dogma after dinner (we've been watching Kevin Smith college "lectures" and enjoying them muchly). Thinking I'm going to borrow matociquala's habit of posting word counts and snippets along the way. I've already pulled together an opening to join in the sharing at yaandmgwriters, so I will leave you with that:

(Subject to change as the muse strikes me)

From the moment she stepped into the office, Angie knew it was going to be one of those days. She'd only been at McLellan High for ten minutes, and already she was seeing things.

Leaves. They fluttered between the shadowed creases of the trench coat. They unfurled into blunt hearts, like the papery-brown shapes she'd brushed through on the front walk that morning. Poplar. She might have thought they were real, if the light hadn't shone right through them when they flickered out from beneath the chair, and if it weren't rather unheard of for teenage boys to shed dying leaves.



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Jun. 19th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)

I stole it from truepenny *g*
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:05 am (UTC)
If we want to get technical about it...
I'm stealing the wordcount thing from myself, 'cause I used to have that at the bottom of every entry with my old (non-LJ) journal. So it's really the snippet thing I'm borrowing. :)
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:25 am (UTC)
Re: If we want to get technical about it...
Thieves! Dirtyminded thieves, the lot of us!

Oh, wait, we're writers. *g*
Jun. 20th, 2003 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: If we want to get technical about it...
Exactly. It's not stealing, it's... being "inspired by". :D
Jun. 20th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC)
Re: If we want to get technical about it...
Pass me that halfround rasp. Gotta get the serial numbers off this puppy....
Jun. 20th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
What a lovely beginning!

I am eager to hear about your progress. I've decided that it's high time I stop writing scraps of things and really sit down and work on getting to where I want to be as a writer, so maybe your hard work will inspire me. I write every day at work, but press releases just aren't where my heart lies. :)

(I added you as a friend while you were on vacation, and thought it might be high time to post a comment!)
Jun. 20th, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC)
I hope it does inspire you. It'll be nice to know that there (possibly) is someone getting something out of my babbling. ;)
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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