Things are going okay here. Kids don’t have school for the rest of the school year. At least not in-school school. The district is working on the online aspect. This is good, because if they can figure this out now, they’ll be able to figure it out later when it comes to snow days. Then they won’t have to add extra days anymore. Maybe?
My goal isn’t really ambitious. It’s 3 books a week. I can do that. Easily. I read 206 books last year!
But my goal this year is to read more than just romance novels.
Some self-help. Some basic fantasy. I’m going to try all the genres.
Okay, not really, but I am going to try and read something besides romance novels.
I’m currently reading (along with an actual romance novel) “” by Ryder Carroll.
I love my bullet journal. I don’t do a traditional one in a book (I do have books. LOTS of books. Several ones, including the actual that came out this year). But I have a , instead. I got mine from Michaels, and I love it. I can have more than one, and switch them out as I get bored with the color or the design. I have a for my A5. That’s the size I prefer to work with.
Okay, my ADHD is kicking in and now I’m focusing on something different. I was explaining a book I was reading. We’re talking about books here. The planner talk will come later, I promise.
As you can see, the goal isn’t too out there. 2014, I read over 300 books. 2015, I don’t think I even DID a challenge. 2015 was a weird year for me. I honestly don’t even remember MOST of 2015 :O
2016 was the full year of me working. I was still only technically part-time, but I remember working 10-15 days in a row. I remember having an “OT battle” with coworkers.
2017 was the year I went full-time. 2017 was the year both kids were starting school during the time Josh would be home.
Oh. 2018. I barely made my goal of 200. I chose several short small books to reach that goal. I read like 4 or 5 books in one day during that time. I didn’t feel like I cheated but I did feel like I could have chosen different books and just dealt with not hitting 200 books for the year!
So, 2019 will be year of making changes to my reading habits. I will read what I enjoy, but I will attempt to branch out. I shared a link on my Facebook (personal, but I will share it right now on my FB blog page).
Posted on11 November, 2017|Comments Off on I have a Plot (ignore the terrible outline)
Okay, now I have a workable plot! Well, a good chunk of one. This might get me to at least the end of the fifty thousand words! Or at least twenty five thousand!
Thork brings back Arona.
They travel up the Trackless Sea
2. They land in Neverwinter
3. They travel through the Neverwinter Wood
a. Along the way, they pick up Jillie
4. They trek through a metric fuckton of sand
5. They end up in Longsaddle
a. they must deal with at least one dark magic pissing contest
b. they might meet up with a lycanthrope
6. They cross the River Surbin and end up in the Evermoors.
7. They stop in Nesme to pick up (or find) Soran
8. They finally get to Silverymoon.
They are given their assignment
They head to Wayward House
2. They get food and ale, catch up on the gossip.
a. Jeni is in hot water with other cleric
b. Bramkahm is finally located
c. Someone got someone pregnant. This has absolutely no relevance on the story but it should hopefully make for some good dialogue?
3. Jeni’s henchman comes for them.
4. They get their assignment.
a. go to Sundabar
b. they are to steal something from “Old Grimfist” and plant it in Helm’s room
c. Soran is to do it because of the orc Hatred.
They get caught.
Helm is the one who catches Soran.
2. I have no idea what else is going to happen, but it is pretty awesome how that is going to work out! Well, I hope that it is awesome. It is a lot farther than I have ever made it before!
3. Things will work out
4. They will have to make it right
They have to tell Jeni that it did not work.
Jeni will make an attempt to kill them.
2. In the process, Jeni will be mortally injured.
3. In the process, Thork will be mortally injured.
4. Arona must make the choice between Jeni and Thork.
a. Will she go with her heart and save Thork?
b. Will she go with “loyalty” and save Jeni? He is the one who trained her to utilize her abilities. But he is the one who used her for her abilities as well.
She saves Thork. Obviously. She has to deal with the guilt of letting someone else die though.
She runs away, but not back to Evermeet. That needs to be figured out. Somewhere where elves can go and blend in.
I think that is a pretty good start to a plot. It is truly the first time I have had a real plot outline at all! I love this. Now to actually start the writing of it and not the fluff going nowhere stuff that I have been writing!