Plotting is about more than just novels and scripts. Plotting is about life. In plotting my short term future I've decided writing isn't part of it. I've been letting writing get in the way of life, and I need to get my life back in order.
By life, I mean my businesses and my home. So I'm plotting out my short term goals. By short term I'm looking at the next 3 months. I need to get my house in order and clear it of all unnecessary crap. You ever try fung shui? Did I spell that right? anyway, I know that when I remove the clutter from my house, I can also remove the clutter from my brain and my life. Business runs smoother, my brain is clearer, and I generally feel better about myself. So one room at a time, I'm going to arrange my home into a cleaner, free flowing energy space that feeds the body, mind and soul. And hey, maybe there will be a book in it.
I decided to do this now because I've entered the contests I was interested in trying, and I've met my deadlines. I have a novel and a non-fiction proposal making the agent rounds. I think this is enough for now. And when my soul feels better I'll finish a few projects I've been working on for a long time.
This doesn't mean I won't be writing in my blog and also on www.bookendbabes.com. And I'll be keeping in touch via Twitter, but not as often. Twitter and Facebook are other time sucks I need to limit.
When ideas strike, or I hit an unusual plot point in my plotting journey, I'll be blogging about it here.