I'm starting a new story line today.
Exciting and a little scary at the same time.
The exciting part is putting words to paper, giving life to characters only existing in my head.
The scary part is doing them justice.
I'm normally a "pantser" who plots in her head, if that makes any sense. I may put pivotal scenes on paper (or in text) while still working the plot points in my head.
This time, however, I'm using The 90-day novel by Alan Watt.
I ordered the book from Amazon, receiving it just one day before a recent writers' retreat. I took it along with other resource materials, figuring I'd get to it. Never did, but a couple other writers were looking over it, fell in love with it and were going to buy it once they returned to civilization.
So, today is Day 1, the day I begin imaging the world of the story. Of course, I've already got ideas, but this book and its exercises will focus and fine tune my creativity and imagination, helping me to better "see" and communicate my characters' story.
Wish me luck!