One week. From the point I decided something came before Revelation to figuring out what it was, creating characters, plotting the whole thing out, outlining it, filling out Pot’s blueprint, titling it, and filling out scene questionnaires for the first Act. I have to say, I actually feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. At this point the only thing I feel like I need to do before just diving in and writing the hell out of the thing is to sit down and write up a few character sketches with my hero and heroine to try to capture voice before I sit down to actually write their story.
Which actually brings me to what I wanted to talk to you about today. I know that with DVDs, one of the things hubby and I like best are going back to look at the outtakes. Stuff that got left on the cutting room floor when the final version came out. Sometimes we like them, sometimes we’re glad they were cut. Either way, it gives an interesting insight into the director’s mind.
Q4u: What would you, as a reader, think of having outtakes from books? The kind of thing that would be freebie reads on the blog. Either scenes that were cut from the book or scenes like the character sketches I plan to write later today, which have no place in the story itself. Is that something readers would like? Something fun that’s an additional view into the story world? Let me know in comments.