2016 starts with Save the Cat – The Cat Strikes Back

My main goal for 2016 is to stop fighting off the writing bug.  I am kicking off the new year by reading Blake Snyder’s The Cat Strikes Back.

I have always started a new work by envisioning the whole story in my mind, running through it like a movie critic looking for flaws. I then write a first draft, from start to finish, before sitting down to edit, edit, edit. This process has worked for me to a point, but I am still chasing that illusive dream of seeing my work on the screen.

So… I am ready to try something new. I am half way through the book and working out the 15 beats of my next story. I’ll keep you posted.