After last week’s meeting I realized that Dr. Zamora and my classmates had no idea what my progress was on my writing. I was afraid to post too much of my work on the internet so I decided to make a google doc folder with all of my work included. In this folder I will have my literature review, my outline for my novel and my working novel as I decide to add things. This way I can document my progress but my writing won’t be so public. This is also a great way to keep all of my work in one place so i can stay organized.
I’m not completely comfortable with posting my novel online but I have decided to occasionally post excerpts and scenes. Here is the outline of my novel:
Ch. 1 – Flashback
Ch. 2 & 3 – Explaining amanda’s life in the present and how she met her fiance.
Ch. 4 – Flashback
Ch. 5 – wedding dress shopping
Ch. 6 – Flashback
Ch. 7 – Sunday dinner with dad to discuss relationship with mom
Ch. 8 – discussion about mom with fiance
Ch. 9 – Flashback
Ch. 10 – conflict with mother
Ch. 11 – Flashback (parents fight)
Ch. 12 – Nate’s parents come to visit
Ch 13 – Flashback
Ch 14 – Amanda contacts her aunt
Ch 15 – flashback (dinner with boyfriend)
Ch 16 – Amanda contacts her mom
Ch 17 – flashback (suicide attempt)
Ch 18 – Wedding planning
Ch 19 – Flashback (days after in hospital)
Ch 20 – Amanda’s mom contacts her
Ch 21 – Flashback (family vacation)
Ch 22- Amanda sends out an invitation to her mom
Ch 23 – Flashback (another late night fight)
Ch 24 – Amanda and Nate fight over wedding details
Ch 25 – Flashback (mom leaves)
Ch 26 – Days before the wedding
Ch 27 – Flashback (8th grade dance & prom)
Ch 28 – Amanda gets ready for her wedding
- The flashbacks create a narrative between child Amanda and adult Amanda.
- The flashbacks are also used to introduce the mother and her alcoholism
- Present day allows Amanda’s story to continue and the reader can follow the narrative of following the process of planning a wedding.
- Create a relationship and bond between Amanda and Nate. How does her mom affect their relationship?
Conflict: How does Amanda’s mom fit into the equation of her life and her planning her wedding.
Resolution: Amanda has to decide how to form a relationship with her mom while dealing with her alcoholism.