Posted: May 16, 2015 in Writing
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This is Chris Andrews Image and I have no rights to it at all!

This is Chris Andrews Image and I have no rights to it at all!

Before I start this post, I want to let you all know that I have some great stuff coming up! Oh! Yeah! I’ve got a new story I’m working on and you get to follow along! From idea, through part of the outline, the premise, and all the little tidbits I can share without giving it all away.

Shout out

First, I want to send a big shout out to Chris Andrews! He gave me an outline I can, not only understand, but I can follow it too!

Well, before you start thinking,’ Well, what’s the big deal about that?’ You should know I was a die hard pantser. A pantser is someone who starts writing the story without any idea of where it’s going. They learn along the way what’s going to happen.

This worked for me for many years, but, when my computer crashed, I lost the zest for writing. I know that sounds pretty “sensitive” of me. You have to understand, though. I lost one story nearly ready for publication, to novella’s is nearly ready for publication. This was a crushing blow, because it was all my fault. I was the idiot who did not back up my stuff. Let that be a lesson to you, make sure you backup everything you need.

A plotter, which is what I’ve become, is someone who plans their story out. This allows them to make changes to the story, where it doesn’t really make sense, before they write 12 pages on it. Yes, I have done this.

Past lives reborn

This is the working title of my new story. In order to find out more, you’ll have to keep following my blog. I know that was shameless advertising. But somebody’s gotta do it, right?

I would love to know what you think about this title, but be sure to give me feedback all throughout these blog posts. I’m counting on you to let me know when I’ve gone too far or if the story just sounds stupid.


You will never guess what I, finally, got recently. Oh! I’m too excited about it for words! I have wanted this for over three years and, now, I finally have it. I would love to give him a shout out, but I don’t have permission to use his name. He knows who he is, though.

Are you ready for this? Okay, here goes! Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home edition software! Yes! That’s right! That’s right! I’m using it right now. I’ve used it every day since I got it. It is the most useful writing tool I’ve ever gotten. Not many of you know this about me, but I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both my wrists. I have to wear braces when they hurt too bad which makes it hard to write. This software has been a savior in that area of my life.


You remember at the beginning of this post, when I said I would take you long with the writing journey of the story? The first couple of blog posts have, not only been written, but they’ve been scheduled for posting. That means, even if I get distracted or forget, you will still get the information.

As a side note

Mama gave me quite a scare this week. Starting Monday, she had some severe breathing problems. Finally convinced her to go to the emergency room on Thursday. We found out it was just her COPD flaring up. They gave her some new meds, which kinda sucks, but she is doing so much better.

School is out for Sportschick and  cowboy! Sports chick is in softball, to keep her busy. Cowboy is in T-ball to keep him busy. However, we all understand this is not going to be enough to keep them happy all summer long. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have to entertain a teenager and a young boy. Bigboy has started a new job, at a tire shop. This is great news! Now he has the find someone to watch his kids while he works. No latchkey kids for him. As I said before, this is a new relationship and I’m not sure I’m ready to babysit his kids, yet. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great kids! Just not sure how good of a sitter I am.

Thank you for following me along on this journey and I hope to hear from you. Without any comments below, I wonder if anyone reads my posts. So even if you just type “I read this”, I would feel a whole lot better.

  1. Danielle T says:

    Good luck with your new approach to writing! Plotting didn’t work for me, but I don’t stick with anything long, and that’s probably why, lol.

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  2. Past lives reborn! I like that a lot. Mind if I ‘borrow’ it? 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I was hoping to use it as a title for my new book, but, if you want it, you can have it. I can come up with something else… I owe you, at least, that much for all the help you’ve given me!


  4. […] Let me know what you think of this, as I am unsure of where this will lead me. I hope it will lead me to an awesome book! I have a good start with Chris Andrew’s Easiest-Ever Guide to Story Outlining! […]


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