Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mmm....pumpkin beer

I'm drinking a pumpkin beer, it's good! And I'm watching the first Harry Potter movie. I'm really getting into my characters, and they are turning out to be awesome....different than I expected, though. It's odd, I never thought that I would have so much fun...I mean, I enjoy writing, but it's never been like this before! I'm loving it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hurray School

School started yesterday and I know I'm gonna love it! I'm only taking one class (you know, wedding to plan, work to do....book to write), but it's exactly what I want to do. I've already done a homework assignment, and it rocks!

Anyway, I'm psyched and you should be too!

I also have a name for my hero, and a character that is awesome. Anyway, I need food and Emily is supposed to be here soon.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ok, so now what?

I'm not sure what to do next in the story. I don't want detailed genealogies because the stories aren't about those people. I don't know what I should write. I'll have to ask some friends this evening when I'm out for sushi.

New FC

There's a new Flatiron City post, and a new character. Read it, please. Tell me what you think.

I got a good deal of creativity out on paper today, but I'm not done yet!

Um..

So I'm getting so many ideas that I can't write them down fast enough, and I'm now getting confused. What am I going to do? My main character still has no personality in my head because he has no name, and that is a great deal of the personality in my head. The name creates the person, right? For me, yes.

Anyway, I'm gonna play some WoW to clear my head. I don't know if I'm going to buy it yet, but the trial isn't up yet. I want to buy it, but I don't know if I should. Hmm....what to do.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

And the world grows

I have many creatures for my world, now. I don't have descriptions for all of them, but I have a list. AND I have history of the world's creation! Awesome! And I have an idea of what the magical lore will look like! This is so much fun. I have more and more ideas every day.

Monday, August 13, 2007

I...want....I dunno.

I want to be more involved in people's lives, specific people. I'm not sure of the best way to do that. It would involve quitting at the hospital. I don't know if that's something God wants me to do. I just don't know.

There are other people, too, who I don't see at all, and the hospital doesn't get in the way of that, but school and my writing do....oh yeah, and all the wedding prep we've been doing. I'm enjoying all of this planning stuff, but at the same time, I'll be happy to have it done with so I don't have to think about it at all.

Emily and I will begin addressing invitations tonight. That shouldn't take long, two nights, maybe?

Then it's down to cake, punch, coffee, and the people to serve it.

I'm ready for sleep. I still have the second half of my shift left, though.

I need some characters to fall in love with. That would be cool. That'll come in time, though. I don't know how long it's going to take to get my prep done for the story that I'm working on, but the more I think about it, the more I believe that I won't be doing anything else with my mystery. I'm just not happy with it, and it's not something I really want my name attached to as a writer. Not that I'd be ashamed to have it published, it would just put off my actual target audience. Maybe someday I'll push it out, but I'm not turning it into a series.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Someone finally said it...

Click here to read Stephen King's view on Harry Potter. I love this!

He bemoans the overload of pretentious "high literature". I like that:)

Writing is hard

I'm creating a timeline for my world now. This isn't the easiest thing that I've ever done. Actually, this is one of the hardest things I've had to do. Continuity is something I'm proud of, but the complexity of this story is dizzying. Rowling, Tolkien, I salute you. This is going to take a long time, just to create the history. Then there's the characters, then the back story, then the outline, then I have the writing to do. Whoa. I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

On another note, my alarm woke me up this morning at 7:20, and I turned it off knowing that I have a second one that will wake me up in ten minutes. I had to be at work at nine....I slept through my second alarm because it was quieter than it was supposed to be. I didn't wake up until 9:10. I got to work ten minutes later without breakfast, or brushing my teeth *blech*. The day got better from there, though. I've been writing off and on all afternoon.

Now back to it. I want to get more done:)

Friday, August 10, 2007

typety type

I've gotten some good history for the new project I'm working on. I'm enjoying this....you know, starting from scratch. I like this part of the process, and I'm learning more every time I create.

The history isn't exactly how I want it to look, but it will be. I've created five different nations, and I've worked on the history for the first nation to organize.

This is cool.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I've Started it

I have begun my journey into a new creation, and I already have two nations to play with, one with a decent history and royal legacy. I will continue with this nation until I am satisfied with it, and then I'll continue to the other nations, focusing finally on the one that will be the center of the stories I'm going to write. I need an overarching back story for the world, and I want to have elements of my beliefs in there without being preachy. I don't know how to do that, but I think it will come to me. I won't compromise, and I think I can still get published. After all, Lewis and Tolkien both did, and they were very theological about their works (if you look at the back story in LOTR, but blatantly in Lewis).

I'm not sure how much I'll get done. Like this last project (that I'm not done with, by the way), I want to take my time and do it right. Tolkien started his Middle Earth writings early in life, and they didn't get published for many years, Rowling took seven years to write and sell her first Harry Potter book. I don't want to take THAT long, but if that's what it takes to do it right, then that's what I'll do.

I finished it

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's over, I've read all seven books, and now that it's over, I feel a sense of emptiness, sort of. There aren't any more books in the series to look forward to. I know there's stuff to look forward to in my life, but entertainment wise, but I want more books that are as engaging as the Harry Potter series. So....as I've said before, I'm going to try to fill that whole, though it's likely that someone will beat me to the punch. I'm still going to try it, though. I want to write the next awesome series. The one that people dress up for and wait for two years for the next installment. Alright, now on to greatness?

It's coming....

My ideas are fleshing out a little. It's a good thing, too. I was beginning to get worried that I would copy other authors too much. That won't happen, though. I might not be doing anything original, but I will do something that I've never read before. This will be fun:)