As promised yesterday I want to update you on what I’m going to be working on next. But first an aside on writing technique.
I recently came across a post by Darren Kirby talking about the Snowflake Method as described by Randy Ingermanson and followed this up. I was so taken with the idea I am using it for my next book and so far it is making a difference to the way I write. I have always been a sloppy writer, rattling through a first draft at speed and then spending months going over and over it again ironing out problems. This method looks like it will help me shorten the time from start to finish, and make the story better. You’ll have to let me know when it comes out, some time over the next 3-4 month period.
Working title is Cherry Red, and in line with the snowflake method I have a one sentence description.
Two eighteen year old girls fall in love at Summer Camp and take twenty years to realize it.
That’s it – the book in a nutshell. I am going back to my first love, which is a lesbian based story. This will be a full length (60,000+) word novel with a cast of characters and a real plot driving it (apart from the sex, of course – there will be lots of sex).
Tomorrow I’ll tease you with a little more detail on who the people are and what’s going to happen. For now, back to the plotting and planning…