Do Not Laugh

I’ve decided to try a few mini blogs, as I don’t seem to be getting around to blogging very often.

The photograph shows the current state of my work in progress novel. Yes, it is in bits! I’d got rather bogged down in it and decided to try a new approach. The bits of paper represent each scene in the book and give me a key to where it is located on my computer. The colours represent the character or combination of characters in the scene.

Now I just need to put it all back together again.

Wish me luck and watch this space….

By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels.


  1. I would so love to use a process like this to order my scattered mind. I'm rubbish at planning – more on this please Morton and how it's working for you! I know Julie Cohen does something similar, I think she does it with post-its and puts them on the back of a door!


  2. I hope it's successful Morton. I know that bogged down and totally lost feeling! I had my scenes written out on old-fashioned index cards and marked with a different coloured high-lighter pen depending on who's POV the scene was. Not a dissimilar approach to your coloured paper.


  3. I cut them all out and then life has taken over for a few days, so I haven't rearranged them. Curiously though, a new approach to the first chapter arrived and I've written that up, so progress has happened but not in the way I imagined!


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