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Ok, so I haven’t gotten very far with my book… Robert wants me to stop outlining and just write it out.  I got four pages done and now I’m stuck… AGAIN!!

I don’t know why I’ve had such bad writer’s block!  I wish I had more time to sit down and just write… I look back on a lot of my older things that I wrote and I LOVE them!  I used to be awesome!  Now… I think I’ve lost my touch.

So my plan is to re-read some of my older stories and see if that will get my brain out of this fog.  Here’s to happy writing!


It’s full steam ahead with writing the story out now!

As of today, I have about 3 and a half pages written out on paper.  I’m starting with the beginning as I have a hard time starting in the middle and working my way around.  I have written some scenes from my book, however, I feel that by writing my book out from beginning to end will (hopefully) encourage me to keep going and actually finish it this time.

I found out that my main girl character, Nikki, is A LOT more spunky than I ever was… it’ll be interesting to write her story out from my perspective as I’m not as mouthy or animated as she is.

Another interesting tidbit of information: Edward’s car will be the Bugatti Veyron.  Why?  It has some features that would benefit an agent that needs to get away quickly.  This awesome car can reach speeds up to 253 miles per hour, has TWO V8 engines with over 1000 horsepower, and has rear spoilers that are able to be put down to make the car more “slippery”.  While the Super Sport is officially the fastest car (also made by Bugatti), I still prefer the Veyron because it is more “accessible” for Edward.  No, not all of the agents will get a Veyron.  Only Edward does… 🙂

I reposted my blogs from my other blog backwards, but if you read them from latest to first, you’ll have my first 4 chapters of outlines in my blog… if that makes any sense…

Yesterday, I began writing the outline for my book, which I realized has yet to be titled… hmmm…

The day before, I started figuring out where the book was going to be set.  I chose Nashville, Tennessee as the place to put the agency because I love the city.  So I thought, why not?  True, I need to do some research on the city, but it’ll be worth it.  I made up a town where Nikki lives at the start of the story.  It’s name: Glacier Hills, Wisconsin.  The city is about the size of Lomira (where I grew up), except smaller and more family business oriented because it’s not right off of a freeway.  It’s located approximately 2 hours south-west of Green Bay, yet only 45 minutes from Appleton.

In the outline I described a regular day in Nikki’s work schedule.  She works for the tiny car dealership in Glacier Hills as a receptionist/office administrator.  I also not only described her apartment, I drew it out!  I don’t draw very well, but I really like how her apartment turned out.  She also has a cat named Gemini, which isn’t completely relevant with the story, but I wanted her to have some kind of pet.

I introduced Edward into the story earlier than I thought!  My characters actually meet in a club in Appleton, get drunk together, start making out, but Nikki stops him from going further.  She finally gives him her phone number and her name.  I know, it sounds lame and very cliche, but once I write it out, I think it won’t sound so… blah.

My intention for the next chapter is based off of a dream I had last night.  Since Nikki only works on weekdays and I chose to start off the story on a Friday, it’s Saturday when chapter 2 starts.  Nikki will wake up with a hang over, not remembering much from the night before.  How does she wake up?  Edward didn’t call her… he had used the agency to find her apartment and came knocking to spend Saturday with her.

I plan on writing the outline for chapter 2 either tonight or tomorrow.  I’m starting a new job today, so I’ll have to see what my free time looks like after today.

Until next time, Happy Writing!

Well, Chapter 2 is gonna end with a cliff hanger…

Basically, Chapter 2 is going to start off with Nikki and Edward meeting again after the night before.  He’s from out of state so he wants to see her again before he leaves to go back to where he’s from.

Then a co-worker of Nikki’s is going to start something up at the restaurant Nikki and Edward are dining at, ending the chapter with a gun pointed at Nikki’s head.  I won’t go into detail much just for the sake of trying to keep some facts of the story to myself.

One thing I changed: I remember that when I was first creating this story in my head, the agency wasn’t for protecting celebrities.  It was a government agency that protected the United States from terrorists all over the world.  They respond to terrorist threats that even the media and President of the USA don’t know about.  Then you must be asking, why did 9/11 happen then?  Don’t worry, when I get to that part (because I know Nikki is going to ask) I’ll explain that plus other incidents that made national headlines and blah blah blah…

I have a goal set for me to have seven chapters outlined by next week Wednesday… here’s to me actually hoping to get that done!

Well I finally got Chapter 3 outlined!  And wow oh wow, my brain is finally getting into this story!

I found a way to manipulate my characters.  At first the guy that is attacking the restaurant is random, then my brain connected everything together to get Edward more involved with the attack.  It also involves Nikki since she knew the guy in the first place.

In the last chapter, an employee of the dealership that Nikki works at attacks the restaurant she and Edward met at for lunch.  He’s looking for money, but for a much different reason than Nikki thinks.  She does notice that the reason he told her he’s stealing money from the restaurant doesn’t make sense.  When Edward tells her the real reason, she doesn’t believe him at first, until it all makes sense in her head.  Now she’s involved in this as much as he is… thus leading to her knowing everything down the road and joining his agency!  Yes, I think I finally got past the problem with me writing beginnings!!!!!  *hears Hallelujah chorus singing in background*

Here’s to getting another chapter outlined, another step closer to getting my book written and published!

So after a long absence (again), I sat down last night and hammered out an outline for Chapter 4.

In Chapter 4 we find Edward and Nikki in the car together, on their way to “stop the bad guys”. Along the way, Edward explains Mylasa (the agency’s name) and what they do. It turns out that I put in a lot more detail about the agency than I thought I would. I’m very happy that I was able to sort out some of the flaws that I had found in my story and that it won’t seem so awkward when I start to actually write the story itself.

At the end of Chapter 4, Nikki is left to deal with the bad guy by herself since Edward went off in search of where the bombs were located. As she’s getting him into the vehicle, an explosion is heard coming from the area that she and the bad guy had just come from. The Chapter ends on another cliff hanger since Edward was still inside and the terrorist threat seems to not have been eradicated like the reader thought.

My plan for Chapter 5 will be to resolve the cliff hanger (duh) and then dive deeper into Mylasa by bringing Nikki to headquarters. I also want to see if I can find a way to get some conflict between Edward and Nikki. After all, they can’t start falling in love just yet. 🙂