Tuesday, May 03, 2011
So far it consists of a basic idea that will involve a family story over four generations. Seemed like a good idea until I realised that I was going to have to make all the dates fit onto a family tree.
There is a huge sheet of paper with lots of boxes on it that are linked by various lines in different directions. As usual I'm stuck for names and have got as far as working out who will share the same surname along the paternal line.
And I have a notebook with two pages dedicated to each potential character so that I can jot down ideas about their lives and how they are all linked together.
This is the most planning I have ever done for a written project. Wish me luck!