Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

When my girls were little, I trained them to sleep in. While they slept, I would get up early and get my writing and other work done.

Now I am in my bed. Typing. Cait, who feels icky, is sleeping beside me.

My mother is sleeping late in her room.

And the dogs are sleeping in, too.

Yup, we trained our dogs to sleep in.


So last Friday Kyra and I went to lunch. And we came up with a Writing Calendar of sorts. It goes like this:

October: Plot month

November: NaNoWriMo

December and January: Rewrite months

February: Romance novel writing month

March: Marathon madness

April: Rewrite month

May: Character and dialog month

June: My conference month

July: Another marathon

August: Rewrite month

September: Pacing


What do you think? For the next couple of weeks I’m going to TRY and talk about plot. The last two weeks of the month will be PLOT development weeks to prepare us for NaNo. Yes, I already have the exercise in mind for that.


We’ll start today with this. A definition from some online something or other.


the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence.
synonyms: storyline, story, scenario, action, thread
Guess what I haven’t trained the dogs not to do? Puke. I REALLY hate vomit. Dog vomit makes ME want to throw up.  I’ve already cleaned puke up this morning. (Sigh)
I spoke too quickly.
The dogs are awake. And I am the only human up and working.
I guess my day has begun. 🙂


Filed under CLW, Exercises, Kyra, Plot, writing process