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my next novel is…

September 15, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   3 Comments

Good morning!

Sunday ‎July ‎6, ‎2003, I wrote Chapter 1 of a YA Fantasy novel and gave it the working title The Baby Dancers. A warm and thought-provoking story, I was enamored of the theme and setting.

2003 was a dark time for my writing ability. I wrote outline after outline trying to kick start The Baby Dancers, never realizing the outlining process I employed was the wrong process. I set it aside, along with all the other failed novels. Baby Dancers needed solid characters–not plotting–and now I know how to do that.

Today I thought through the book end-to-end and have a clear path. I am poised to begin anew, and very eager to get cracking.

I am setting aside my Gaterunner project. It is a interwoven story, and in my heart, I do not want to write a novel similar to the plotting I did on Bunny Trouble.

Working Title: The Baby Dancers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Current Word Count: 720
Est. Word Count: 80K
Started: 2003 (!)
Est. Draft 1: January 2009

Such fun! Such a dramatic departure from my last novel!

3 comments on: my next novel is…

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  2. Maura Anderson September 15, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I have to storyboard ideas to get some sense from them, outlines don’t actually work for me.

    Great for you on getting excited about your new project!

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