FirstDraft60 - Day 20 (for me)

October has been a month of illness in my household. We have now passed around two separate viruses between the four of us. My toddlers have been fairly healthy until now, so this was our first experience with sick kids. Now we know: it involves lots of sleeplessness!

I won't say my FirstDraft60 plans were entirely derailed, but my story basically dragged along behind me like a wilting balloon during our sick days. November 1 kicks off the 30-day writing component of FirstDraft60, along with NaNoWriMo, which I'm doing concurrently just because I usually do, and with the added assistance of FirstDraft60 there's a better chance that I might finish for a change. But I have 10 days of FirstDraft60 assignments to catch up on.

Day 20 is about outlining the story in as much detail as possible at this stage. I used a combination of bullet points, mind-mapping, and fleshing out details via the seven story beats method. I learned a lot about where my story is going and what characteristics and qualities make up the main characters. I still have a long way to go, but I'm committed to catching up!