What is the progress in my work? Yesterday I decided that I needed to stop writing willy-nilly and get a grip on my novel. Using the book Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell (a very good source for enlightening discussion on these two very scary topics), I decided I would use what I wrote in a month to create a structure - now I know what the story is because I used the first run at it to tell it to myself. I'm a self-professed no outline writer. I feel quite free when I'm in the process at the beginning but at a certain point my other side emerges - the one that likes order and structure. She has arisen of late and I feel her taking hold as I start to clean my house and organize my papers and take a good long look at my finances. She is sister to my wild-eyed muse and while she loves her enthusiastic sister to distraction, she brings her firm hand of reason to the chaos. My Muse's name is Sirocco and her sister's name is Tara for she is earthy while the muse is airy.
So I have started outlining - I've done up character studies. I am grounded for awhile and that is good for my W.I.P. is called Earth Bound.