Submitted by DaveK on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 2:15pm

My novel work is proceeding on schedule but life is intruding this week so I may not make the actual deadline. But I will be close and that is good. It all depends on how stubborn I get. This part of my system is expanding my expanded outline and put in more detail. I'm not writing as many words as I hoped but I am getting the plot nailed down so that is a major accomplishment.

That stubborn comment got me thinking. Why are those who claim that life is a journey not a destination are the ones who want to get to the top of the mountain.

In memory:

And the pitch is:

More advice:

In the last chat we talked about techno-speak. Here are some professional versions:
Serious version:
Marketing version:
Modern version with text:

They had me at lazy:


When "Ready, fire, aim" is right:

Plot storyboards:

What do your outlines look like:

About short stories: