Or maybe it's not such a Herculean task. Maybe I would like it if I sat down and tackled the beast. Like math; math works that way. But I ramble.
There's so much on my writing to-do list I haven't been getting any of it done. It's sad. I just don't know what to focus on. Should I take out decade-old Lillian and whisk it into shape? Or start on that second draft of Ellen's story? Or should I run off with that entirely new and temptingly tantalizing time-traveling story?
Well! I finally decided to save the time-traveling idea for NaNoWriMo. And focus on Lillian. And save Ellen for a later date.
Nevertheless, I didn't get much Lillian written this week.
What did I do?
I wrote an outline. For the beginning of The Time-Traveling League. And I am prodigiously proud of myself.
See, usually I'm a panster, not a plotter. But I was talking to my dear friend Anna the other day (you can find her splendiferous blog here), and her beautiful precious sparkly crisp outlines stole my heart. Call me a copycat. But I had to try this outlining thing if only to have such a pretty document among my files. :)
(Actually I really am a copycat. You see that new "My Writing Projects" tab up there? That's in emulation of Anna's blog. Sorry if that's plagiarism, Anna dear. Imitation is the highest form of praise, you know.)
Anyway! So that was this week. By next week I hope to have actually given Lillian some serious attention...
(Poor Lillian. The dear girl is actually starving for care. Practically my first-born baby, abandoned to survive as best she can among reams of yellowed paper and old forgotten Microsoft Word documents!)
So, fellow-writers, I'm dying to know - do you outline or not? Anybody else a coward when it comes to editing? And are you familiar with that quandary of not knowing which story to work on?