The problem is, of course, that the terminology doesn't transcend 40 years or so. I posted a review of a book. The author's agent complimented me on the review (hey, it was positive for her client) but slammed me on the blog's title. Implying I had insulted the author by the title of the blog. Who knew? I guess Junk doesn't mean the same Stuph anymore.
The other speaker was Eliot Kleinberg. He's a reporter for the Palm Beach Post and a history buff, having published nine books on Florida history and one historical novel.
I didn't know, for example, that German U-boats sunk cargo ships off the Florida coast during World War II. He is an interesting speaker and was the first male guest EVER for the organization.
I'm one of the writers who outlines a bit, trying to include colors to indicate point-of-view characters, high points, and clues. This time I decided to make a storyboard to help with the planning. I've used the technique before, filling the vacant space with colored sticky notes covered with outline points and special meaning. (At some point, I'll type it all into a file and continue in that manner. I do like to have a complete outline when I'm done.)
As you can see, I haven't made much progress. Which isn't exactly true. Since I'm continuing with The Imperfect Series--it will be number 3, I updated my notebook, bringing continuing characters up to the present, and I hit the web for some rather heavy research. The working title will be Imperfect Obsession. I'll post another picture of the board when I get it filled up.
I attended SleuthFest 2014 a couple of weeks ago. It inspired me to begin again. Wish me well.