We’ve got a grand total of three weeks left in school, and let me just tell you we here at the high school are FEELING. IT.
Are you feeling it? The approach of summer in all its green-grassed, sweaty-faced glory? WHO’S READY TO GO TO THE ZOO AND LOOK AT SOME OVERHEATED ANIMALS?
This is the time of year when several things happen simultaneously:
1) I begin a vigorous and unrealistic scrub-down of my entire house (complicated this year by the toddler AND infant who insist on pooping on things and tossing their toys about);
2) I purchase an assortment of binders and color-coded tab dividers with the goal of organizing my school junk ONCE AND FOR ALL, and
3) I start outlining a new book.
Yes! A NEW BOOK!
If you’ve been around here for a while (bless your heart), you may remember me talking about my Irish Gangster Book.
This is not that book.
My Irish Gangsters are going on the shelf in favor of a Shiny New Idea. I’m not quite ready to talk about the SNI just yet because it’s still very much in the planning stages, but I will tell you I am, once again, attempting an outline.
The “I’m trying to outline” thing is almost as tired as the “I’m trying to get in shape” thing, isn’t it?
(PS: I’m trying to get in shape. But I’m not ready to talk about that, either. Suffice it to say THIS is involved.)
(I would say the whole operation is doomed from the start, but there’s a lot riding on my successful completion of The Shred, so… perhaps all is not lost.)
So I’m trying to outline this new book before I write it. Either it will help me get my first draft done in record time, or it will suck all the creativity out of my soul and leave me with a dry, dusty book-shaped thing.
Only time will tell.
What’s new with you? Are you looking forward to summer? What do you plan to DO this summer? Are you going anywhere? Cleaning your house? Do you outline your books before you write them? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Leave me a comment and answer some of them, eh? THANKS! I luuurve you!