As I prepare to briefly step away from writing, Twitter and every other little nook or cranny that fills my spare time, I wanted to quickly show you how close I am to finishing Black Flagged. On June 3rd, I wrote a blog post titled, The Structure of a Plot, and showed you the most complicated and unreadable chart outlining my book. Unreadable because I didn’t want to give the whole thing away. Since then, I have made more progress than expected. By writing every morning from 5AM to 7AM, I wrote close to 60 thousand words in two months, which is not bad for a part time writer. At this point, I think I might be 90% finished with the rough draft…though it’s hard to tell exactly what will happen at the end of this book. Take a look at the two plot charts side by side. I took the second photo two weeks ago, so most of the boxes are checked at this point.
I’ll still be scribbling on my sailboat…I don’t think I need the chart anymore.