Author of Dark Fiction
Day One of my Three-Day Writing Binge
This is day one of my three-day writing binge for my new novel, The Thin People. This novel is my homage to Sylvia Plath. (The Thin People is a famous poem of hers.) That, combined with my love of alternate dimensions, doppelgangers and houses that have different dimensions on the outside than on the inside will make this an entertaining write for me. This is also exciting for me because it’s my official return to horror! Yay!
Here’s my blurb: A failed anorexic who’s obsessed with Sylvia Plath finds herself living out the details of Plath’s poem, “The Thin People,” when she discovers shadow people from another dimension coming through a vortex in her backyard.
I’ve completed my mental preparation, which is to get psyched and think generally positive thoughts.
I’ve completed my writing preparation, which is:
- Come up with ideas for a story.
- Research, but don’t get bogged down
- Create a log line
- Keep a story bible with character sketches, locations and important facts.
- Write the back story.
- Write biographies for the main characters.
- Figure out your opening and closing images.
- Outline the story in detail. This means that all of my scenes are outlined.
- Write the first chapter.
I’ve done some of the physical prep such as stocking up on food, but I didn’t go as crazy on the cleaning and organizing part, finding it not that necessary.
Doing a writing binge when I’m just beginning a novel gives me a jump-start, and lets me feel as though I’ve accomplished something quickly.
But now I need to stop blogging and start writing!