Monday, October 17, 2005

Houston, we have an outline!

I got the outline for the Nano romance put together over the weekend, and it came in at 45 scenes, which is about what I was aiming for. Some of the scenes will be a ton of fun to write, too, so I'm starting to get excited about November.

However. (Isn't there always a however?) However, I have a lot of research to do. My big job today was writing down all the questions I could think of that have sprung out of my outline, categorizing them, and figuring out how to get the research done for them. I sent out three email requests to people in the know, and now I get to wait for responses. (Checks email inbox again.)

Just in case you all are knowledgable about these things, the categories are:
Police procedural work in Canada on a drug raid.
Watercolor artwork.
The city of Victoria, BC.

Anyone stepping up to the plate to help? No? And drat, my email inbox is STILL empty. Did I remember to tell everyone that time is of the essence? Taps fingers. Right, I have two weeks yet, but I'm aware that some of these answers might well lead to new questions, and we'll need time to answer those too. I'm off to check my email...

10 comments:

Jean said...

And the crowd goes wild!

Valerie Comer said...

YAAAAAY Jean! **pompoms

Notice I didn't need any info on Iceland? ;)

My RCMP friend emailed back and is up for an interview. Yay!

Random Walk Writer said...

Yay!

I've done some research, have books and Web sites for more -- and plan to fill in my NaNo draft with lots of sentences like "Check actual procedure for this later." :)

Maripat said...

Woo Hoo, Val! That's fantastic news!

Valerie Comer said...

Thanks, Maripat :D

Erin, I could just cut and paste that in...um...8334 times and have my 50K words. Ya think anyone would notice?

Jean said...

"Ya think anyone would notice?"

Nope. But you would, and you wouldn't do that. :)

Valerie Comer said...

Drat. You would appeal to my conscience...

jannin said...

Hey Val, "jannin"/Madi here from NaNo. I know some about watercolour painting, so feel free to mail me if you like. Glad you're doing so well on your outline... thankfully mine requires very little research :D

/jannin

jannin said...

...Guess I should have left my email or something...
chochangers@hotmail.com

Have a greenish day.

/jannin

Valerie Comer said...

WooHoo, thanks Jannin. I'll get my brain reassembled and get to you in a day or two :D