I thought I'd start this first day of July off with a little useful tip and explain how this has helped me. As I truly believed I was going to have to strip my entire novel and start all over, I decided to take a deep breath and literally go to the drawing board to story board my book. Here I did some extra brainstorming and after two hours of meticulous thinking and designing I realized the most amazing thing! I am on track. I don't have to start all over! There's just some stuff I have to tweek, a few things I have to add, and a page or two I need to delete. Though I did find out I need a bigger whiteboard! I filled the thing three times, taking pictures so I could move on to the next brainstorm.
Here are two of the pictures I took in case this helps give your creative brain a boost:
|fig. 1 - brainstorming, chapter decisions, etc.© 2016; 82,027 first serial rights|
|fig. 2 - brainstorming the neighborhood © 2016; 82,027 first serial rights|