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Kristy Hunter, Wednesday, March 22nd
The Joy and the Horror of an Outline
I've got that whole "one against, death hanging over the MC, power plot" thing going on. Sounded good while I was outlining, of course. But actually trying to market it to an agent? Nope.
The joy: I haven't written 30,000 words before coming to this conclusion.
The horror: This puts my outline in shambles. Sort of.
I realize there are plot patterns and nearly every plot in every book falls into one, but I couldn't figure out how to make mine stand apart in the query. So... it needs tweaking or launching. I'm not sure yet.
Erg. I must be the worst plotter in the world. It feels like it. I spend more time trying to come up with a good plot than anything else and it still ends up sucking.
Your thoughts please. Is there a method to your plotting? And... how do you know when your plot finally sparkles with originality?