Now that I have plotted "To Love a Tea Witch" using the save the Cat method, it's time to plot it using another method.
Yes, I know, it seems a bit redundant to plot the same story twice, but bear with me here.
I like using the Save the Cat model because I love story beats. I want to ensure that no matter what, I am telling a proper story and hitting the beats that mean the most to me.
But I need to do something else, too.
I need to break my beats down by chapter.
I am the kind of writer who needs to know what is coming in the next chapter. I am 100% a plotter, and without a detailed map on where to turn next, I quickly get lost.
So, I have been taking my beats from Save the Cat and turning them into chapters! So far I am about a quarter of the way through the story, and it's been a blast to put this bad boy together. Seeing Sydney's story fully fleshed out as she tries to find her place inside a strange, magical town just makes me smile.
And my goodness, it makes me wish that October would pass by quicker!
With only a few more weeks until NaNoWriMo officially begins, my excitement seems to be bubbling over at this point! I am very much a tea kettle, just seconds away from singing. It's taking everything in me not to go ahead and jump in face-first into this story, but I am *somehow* able to hold off!
Next time we talk, I'll be preparing myself to take on the marathon of writing 50k words in a month!
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