I’ve spent a lot of time with Rachel O’Brien, the protagonist in Up She Rises, but it’s time to say good-bye, although maybe not forever. The manuscript has been submitted to literary agents. I can either keep pressing refresh to check for non-existent emails or I can start working in earnest on novel number two.
Here’s what’s in my writer’s toolbox so far:
- a working title (too awful to share here)
- a plot outline
- the beginnings of writing (fifteen pages of long-hand and five Word pages)
- a pile of notebooks (I’m considering longhand for the first draft )
- a nameless main character
Let me tell you a bit about Nameless. She’s a new lawyer from a small town who accepts a position with a big law firm in Toronto. Cue fraud, whistle-blowing and sexual harassment. All in a day’s work, right?
I plan to spend today world-building. What about you?