Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fly to Jesus

As it is for many people, life has been busy for me. Mostly with wrapping up my high-school education. This year I will go from high-school to my un-school education. Because that's really the only change there will be. I'll still be learning, and in many ways more than I ever did my entire homeschooling experience.

Since I've finished second draft of The Way We Think, I've kind of been taking a break from serious writing. Serious meaning, any of my main works in progress. I've been enjoying the break, but I'm already gearing up to start work on Ash Valley. I've decided, despite my 50k word count, I'm going to completely start from the beginning and re-write the whole thing. I used to think my writer friends were crazy when they did that. Now I totally understand. I may have reached 50,ooo words, but that doesn't mean they're any good.

The biggest problem with Ash Valley has been staying on track, and moving from one plot point to the next promptly. With the re-write I'm going to try a new way of outlining. Who knows if I'll actually use it past the first day, but I would really like to give it a shot in hopes that it'll help me stay on track. Instead of using one of those highfalutin programs with all the fancy features, I'm going to go with a stack of post-it notes and a notebook. It's a bit more simple, and more fitted to my organized chaos kind of style.

I'll end with this. I've been listening to it non-stop lately.


  1. "I'll still be learning, and in many ways more than I ever did my entire homeschooling experience."

    Now that's a good mindset to have! We never stop learning - or, as Mark Twain said, "I've never let my school interfere with my education."

    Anyhow, I was swinging by to let you know that I finally wrote up a Beautiful People post on my blog and enjoyed it very much. Thanks to you and Sky for writing the questions!

  2. Congrats on your graduation! :D I agree with you, though, homeschoolers are constantly learning. I would die if I stopped learning new things. [okay, unless it's a new math problem. *horror*]

    That song is so beautiful. I love it. :)

    ~hannah grace