Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Write Here Write Now

Well, July came with a bang. I had hoped to have an entire day to write, but my children decided that would not be the case. Still I got in over 2,000 words in the few hours I had. Not a bad start. Except about 1,400 words in I was not loving the story. Once again I knew more outlining was needed. Zareepa! Wouldn't it be so nice if you could just come up with an idea and write it, knowing how everything would work from the get go? I sure think so. So I was faced with a dilemma. I want to do the BIAM challenge, but if I had to do the research (which is essential if you want to write anything worth reading) that wasn't going to happen. Then my good friend and fellow writing group member pointed out to me that I already had a story that I had done all the research for, a character that I knew and loved and an idea that I had been playing with for the past 2 years. I thought it would be jumping the gun to write a sequel to AND THE SKY FULL OF STARS before I even knew if I could get the thing published, but now I think why shouldn't I? There is a character who is just dying for a story of their own and a lot of the research has already been done. So as I love change I am going to give this character a chance. So here it is: Write Here Write Now I pledge that for the month of July I will write this person's story. And if I change my mind somewhere before the 31st will someone please come over and slap me?

6 comments:

The Christensen's said...

so maybe your stories will inspire your non reader friend to start reading. I just don't know...of course I am sure it is not a priority, but I would like to expand my brain a little more and I am not sure all the Stamp stuff is going to do that. Glad that you figured out what you want to do...sounds like a good plan...we would love for you guys to come visit again, and one of these days when I come to SLC for more than a day we will have to pass through and see you. Love ya!!!

Queen of Chaos said...

I'm doing the BIAM as well! You got some good numbers in, girl! I got just over 300 myself. I go through phases of being able to write a lot and then not. But hey- one more word thent he last is still moving forward, right.? haha

You can do it! We'll conquer this challenge!

Queen of Chaos said...

In case you didn't know- I have a 'writing blog': www.autumnables.blogspot.com

I just write more on my Queen of Chaos blog. ;)

Dani said...

I wish I could read some of your stuff. I have a feeling that I would really like it. I think it's great that you have a plan in place for July. You never know what ideas might take off until you give it a try! Good luck!

Pink Ink said...

Sometimes the only way to know how a story turns out is to write it. When you let the characters lead you places you were never planning on, sometimes exciting things can happen.

kingwritergirl said...

How's it going? do you need to be slapped?

I'm so sorry about your kids, I need to take them, but I feel liek I'm not going to see you for like three weeks. That will be crazy. Someady we will be able to trade off again, I just know it (at elast I hope so)