When the story throws the outline out…

If you’ve followed my blog for very long you know I’m a outline girl. As soon as a story comes into my head I sit down while it’s fresh and outline it from start to finish. It helps so much especially when you get a case of writers block and need to be reminded of the story.

Well, I’ve been working on a manuscript that is outlined already, but guess what, the outline is going astray. As I followed it for the first eight or so chapters, but things have changed. A couple of the characters just won’t cooperate and now I’m forced to change the outline. Thank goodness it wasn’t set in stone. Things change right? Well as for this story they do.

Sometimes we have to accept change and just go with it. I try to go with the flow in everything I do, but my writing has always been streamlined or I tried to keep it that way. The outlines have always kept me on track, but this story just wants to speak for itself. So as any writer will tell you, the story has the ball and it’s the stories game. So I guess I’ll play nice and see how it goes. 

As always, great writing and May God Bless you…