Today I wrote down plot points for my novel on notecards and laid them out in order of beginning, middle and end. It has helped a great deal, I can now see my story in front of me and how I want it to pan out.
Sorry I haven't said yet - I'm writing a romance. I grew up reading Mills & Boon and moved onto chick lit and authors like Jojo Moyes, Lucy Dillon and Ali Harris. Yes I've read Fifty Shades too. I find it hard to find romances set in today's society with serious underlines. It's not all fairy tales and happily ever afters. I want my novel to share a piece of me and my story. I feel I have lived a fair bit more than most women my age, having not had children and taken on most employment roles.
I believe everything happens for a reason and that I was meant to suffer the debt of today, meet many people and have bad relationships. This will only help me to grow more well rounded characters for my future stories. I've always wanted to be a writer but lacked the words to put onto paper. Now I can hopefully start this new journey.