Monday, June 30, 2008

Good Times For A Change

This is musical blog. Listen to this song as you read it. I am not fancy enough just to put the song on my blog, so the video doesn't really need to be watched. I just love this song and the Smiths and since I am headed for a change thought it would be a good mix.

As stated before my friend Tristi is doing a writing challenge in the month of July. I have been looking forward to this, but as the time drew nearer I did not know if I was really ready. My fairy tale, the one that I have been working on since November, has lost its wings. Or maybe it just never had any to begin with. It is a great story, but I don't know if I am ready to write it yet. I am beginning to think that maybe magic and fantasy are not what I was meant to write. I know I can, but I think I need a lot more research into things before this world can be created. Did I mention I needed a lot of research? So I think it is good times for a change. I am going to use this month to let my fairy tale simmer and see if it can find its wings ( I just can't give up on it, I think it is a great idea). While it is doing that, I am going to use the BIAM (Book in a month) challenge to try something completely different. It was an idea I had in February of 2007 while driving down to Zion to do research for AND THE SKY FULL OF STARS. I used the idea to write the short story start that got me a place in Orson Scott Card's Literary BootCamp. I have been praying about it and think that this is a good idea. For one thing, it takes place in our world with no magic. It is also more Sci-fi than fantasy. I am prone to writing in 1st person and I really want to work on my 3rd person, but it wasn't working with my fairy tale. So now I can write a modern fantasy ( there are no aliens in this one, but lots of science things) and try out my third person voice. So for the month of July my 13,500 words are going to be devoted to new project that I like to call THE LAVERKIN PROJECT. Good times for a change! (I HOPE!)

1 comment:

Tristi Pinkston said...

Sounds great -- can't wait to hear how it all goes!