Thursday Epiphany: Outlining
I had an epiphany today. I have various exercises as well as a short story using the characters from Eyes that I completed while taking classes a while back. I realized today that all that information can be incorporated into the main story as flashes of backstory or part of the story, providing clues to the characters as well as the conflict. I don't have to stick with the conclusion in the short story since no ones read it except class mates and it isn't published, so nothing is written in stone. Such a freeing moment. I've been writing lots of notes and started to fill out post its for the story board. It's slow going but that's okay. I've gotten a good start and will continue to work on it throughout the weekend.
Doing a happy dance!