This week, I'm showing you my uber-cute notebooks again. I have two I'm writing in now; the second one is almost full. I also have a third notebook, labeled NOTES. Since it's almost impossible to go back and add a detail you've thought of later [when writing by hand], I needed this third notebook. (Oh, and LA stands for the working title, Living Assistants. I have other notebooks, but they are labeled with a totally lame black Sharpie. Not even a shred of cute paper on them. One's called "EH" for Elemental Hunger, another novel I've written by hand. Well, "written" isn't the correct term there, as that book is not acutally finished yet. I didn't write The Mirror or Control Issues by hand, but I have sections of those two books that I did completely rewrite. When I did, I wrote them by hand. That notebook is labeled TM/CI. That almost sounds like YMCA. "Tee, em, see, I! It's fun to read and write, tee, em, see, i-hi!" Yeah, see why I need to write by hand? I can get off on a tangent like nobody else.)
Anyway, back to business.
You see, I have stupid little marks like the ones below, indicating a place where I need something more. Since I didn't have space, I simply drew a line, put the lame symbol and wrote the inserted scene. Um, yeah, it's a mess. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to figure out where those three stars go...
So I made a new notebook. Now I have a purple marker and I put a number where I need to add something. Then in my NOTES notebook (it has pink paper! Squee!) I label the number, write what I want added, and go back to my regular place.
Note: This page is a mess. I had written the scene between my MC, Jesse and his BF Lorenzo (L-zo). Then I decided that wasn't going to work. So the conversation is between Jesse and his not-so-BF-but-becoming-at-least-a-friend, Ty. So the whole thing is just a complete mess of scribbles, and arrows, and other stuff I hope I'm going to be able to figure out. I had not worked out my NOTES system at this point, so don't judge me too harshly!
anything new at this point. I just need to tie together all the threads I've got unraveled. I can do it. I know I can. *repeats to self five times daily*
But I sorta suffer from my-endings-always-suckitis, so we'll see how long it takes me to come up with something that's actually tied all together. *repeat above mantra one more time*
Sidenote: Turns out the photobooth is not the best picture-taking program. Go figure.
How was your writing week? Goals? Major breakthroughs? Lay it on me, baby.