#AmWriting: Using a Calendar to Storyboard Your Novel

#AmWriting: Using a Calendar to Storyboard Your Novel

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

As a discovery writer, I sometimes feel as though I’m just a passenger on this train. I’m the transcriber of events observed. Or a screenwriter giving words to the movie playing in my head. Often, my characters will rebel, refuse, and rearrange the scenes I’m trying to create.

I don’t know about your writing, but getting deeper into the story has caused some drama, and I don’t just mean on the pages. NOLA has been started, restarted, edited, revamped, revised and solidified. And through the past three … read the rest. . .

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I Hate the End of the Month. But I Love It.

I hate the end of any month. I really do. It means I have to spend several hours going over the budget for the next month and trying to figure out how to make ends meet.

But it means seeing how we got through this month when we weren’t sure four weeks ago how we’d do it.

It means planning another month of meals and snacks and extras that usually include more than one dollar sign.

But it means fine tuning the Meal Memo in a Jar plan we started in March, which is saving us time and money, and … read the rest. . .

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What a Difference a Day Makes…

Happy Leap Year Day!

We’re excited for this extra day. How ’bout you? Any plans?

I’m going to clean out my fridge and take stock of the pantry. You’ll hear about my menu planning tomorrow. It’s gonna be great!

The Cookbook is 90% finished. So I’ll also be finishing that up. And when I say finish, I don’t mean rough draft. Nope, I mean FINISH! Woo hoo! So don’t forget to get your family and friends on board. As soon as I get 50 followers on the Blog and 100 followers on Facebook, then two lucky winners will get a … read the rest. . .

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