Cynthia's 9 step method has you create what looks like a large tic-tac-toe board. Then, she instructs you as to what to write in each of the 9 boxes, and how it should relate to the other boxes.
I am starting with this one because you don't have to have a finished manuscript. And, within minutes, it helped me focus on an area that I tend to overlook.
In other news, I am finishing the follow-up to PERFECT CHEMISTRY and loving it!!!!!! It's called RULES OF ATTRACTION. I can't put the thing down. It's keeping me in my bed - which is fine because I have a massive head cold :-( But, if you haven't read PC, go get it NOW! This new one comes out in April.
I guess that's it!
Happy plotting y'all!