Graveyard for Plots – Buried Bones of Manuscripts

Okay, I’ll admit it. Writer’s Block has set in, or so it seems to have happened to The Dubious Heir. I’m gonna dig a hole in the ground and bury it, that’s what I’m going to do.

When one talks about making plots, isn’t that what they mean?

Graveyard plots for manuscripts you can’t make heads or tails of?

I’m sure I can bury it like a dog buries a bone and maybe go back and dig it up sometime way – way in the future. Probably light years from now.

Archeologist hits a tin box with a shovel. “Hey Max, I think I found something. It is a box with a wad of paper inside with these strange symbols inscribed on it.”

“Wow, those symbols haven’t been used in over a thousand years. Maybe we can translate these papers back at the lab, what do you think? Could it is a lost history file.”

Just in case, I should hide this manuscript better than that. Don’t want some alien come along and think our world is world different than it is.

Pirates, and Gigolos, bah, who needs them. At least I wasn’t writing about vampires and zombies.

Once again I dig a hole – a plot. I used the last plot to bury the manuscript.

So while at work today all I could think about was my Orgarlan Saga. “How the heck am I to plot this story out?” I feel like I have to many characters to keep track of. Maybe I should kill some of them off like was done in the Hunger Games.

I hate killing off characters. I would majorly suck at writing horror, I’m sure of it.

But then again who would have thought that I would be able to write a teen romance and have it come out kind of good?

I can report that I did write two lines for the next book in the Orgarlan Saga. They may not be the lines that I keep in the end, but I did write them down. I made the file – Opened it – it has two hundred words in it. Does my plotting count as word count? I hope – tee he –

The plan is to open this file every night and attempt to write one word, maybe two until this writer’s block breaks. They say it is the only thing one can do to get the muse functioning once again.

How’s your work in progress going?

Dig any plots lately?

Bury any manuscripts where no one will ever find them?

Come tell me about them – I’d love to hear how you went about hiding them.

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About Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student of business management and social services. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her associate's degree and begins working on her bachelor degree with the intent of acquiring her MBA for Human Resource Management. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings From Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire where she attends college at Franklin Pierce University. You can reach Linda at her website lindajnelson.com.

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