Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Plugging Along...

When we last saw our heroine, she was in the depths of despair about lack of motiviation for editting her Great American Novel. It was just after Thanksgiving, and all the feasting and merriment had made her plump and slothful. We return to her, sitting at her desk, feverishly scribbling on parchment, alive with electricity.

Haha. Aren't I just the funniest thing?

Since I last posted I've had a magical break through. Once an Enemy Always an Enemy, a story I started when I was eight or nine, (and probably the best idea I ever really had) has been revived! I've had the desire to start over, using my old characters and plots, for quite some time. However, since it was such an important story to me then, and still is now, I didn't want it to just be a spark, and then die away quickly like so many of my other 'great' ideas. So, I waited. Finally, after many years, I thought to start it again. I carefully gathered my ideas, and instead of starting right away and ruining it, I waited. Patiently, for many days, I gathered, perfecting and thinking and getting everything just so it would work out. Then, I put them all together on a program called Freemind (that is amazing. You should check it out). After still more time spent preparing everything and getting it in order, I began. And so it remains! I currently have around 20 pages, single space and 12 pt font. I'm keeping the storyline I'm working off of loose, so if I'm struck with sudden inspiration I can go with it and see how it turns out. As it stands, I wrote some last night, but I'm not sure if it's a little irrelevant, so I'll go back and read it, maybe cut the last few paragraphs. It would probably be better that way.
But, YES I'm FINALLY writing again! I'm so glad that my creativity hasn't totally abandoned me. Perhaps I'll write more later, but, I don't want to force it. If you force the writing it comes out stilted and awkward. And we wouldn't want that, would we? But after all, it's only a first draft!

And that's the written word

1 comment:

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