Monday, December 22

Plotting And Snow Fun

So we have fifteen inches of snow in Portland, Oregon, a city known more for it's never-ending rain than snow. Me thinks we're going to have a white Christmas.

In other news, I am busy plotting out my WIP. I discovered One Note and am totally in love. I created a notebook for my WIP and have different pages for each chapter, as well as a page for my characters and another one for my plot notes. It looks like an electronic binder. Fabulous. I usually get to chapter five and panic because the ending is done and I have to get into the meat of the book. I've tried many different plotting methods and have only had minimal success with any one method and it seems to change with each book.


In still other news, (am loving this week's topic of anything goes!) today is my birthday. People always ask me if I ever felt cheated having my birthday this close to Christmas, but I never did. When I was little, I thought all the lights and hoopla was just for me. As I got older, I still loved having the house decorated for my birthday. My parents and family always made sure I got separate gifts, so it was never a problem. The only thing I didn't like was never having my birthday presents in pretty birthday paper, it was always Christmas paper! As if having a birthday and Christmas so close together wasn't enough, my husband and I got married on the 27th... let's just say I make out like a bandit the last week in December!

This will be the last time I post here this year... so I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. I am proud and happy to be a part of Teen Fiction Cafe!

9 comments:

Alyson Noel said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Holidays to you!!!

Whew!

lisanowak said...

Happy birthday! Glad to hear the new plotting technique is working out for you.

Amanda Ashby said...

Teri - Happy Birthday to you and a BIG thank you for getting me onto OneNote. I love it too!!!!!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Happy Holidays - I'm proud to be here with you, TJ!

Sara Hantz said...

Happy birthday, anniversary and holiday... wow all that celebrating!!

stephhale said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! You have lots to celebrate this week! I bet the boys are loving all the snow.

Gerb said...

Happy Everything, Teri!!!!

Jessica Burkhart said...

So glad you're here at TFC, Teri! :)

Melissa Walker said...

And a VERY late Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary from me!

I do want to hear more about One Note!