I hit 5,000 words today. I’m not yet on a story trajectory, but rather scrambling around in search of plot and character pieces that fit together somehow. It’s rather like dumping pieces from two dozen jigsaw puzzles on the table and trying to put one together by the end of the month. There are no box tops with pictures, either. I’m just sorting through pieces, putting two or three together when I can, and waiting for one to take shape more than the others or pique my interest or tickle my funny bone or otherwise grab me and pull.
I love this idea-generation stage. What’s out there? Where are we going? What will we see?
Categories: Children's writing