Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Decisions!

As I said yesterday, I had to make a very scary, difficult choice regarding my series. It hurt a LOT, and I felt very freaked out for about a half an hour.

I spent that time talking to one of my writerly friends, and we decided that I needed a new project to sink my teeth into. I had about three serious ones sitting in my computer waiting to be written, and I started telling her the basics about them. One in particular seemed to dominate the conversation, and at one point she just stopped me and said "clearly this is the project you need to be working on."

After staring at her for a minute or so I nodded blankly and opened the three word documents I had on it. This roughly translated into 1,000 words, including the document where I ranted about basic ideas. As I stared at the two scenes I'd written, I realized that both of them would be useless. So I had 0 words.

I started working on it at 3:30 (after another ten minutes of staring into space and mourning the temporary hold on Morgantown 2), and by 5:00 I had a basic list of my main characters.

After dinner, we walked to the library (I went with the intention of writing an English paper), and by midnight I had a full, three page synopsis, a title, and actors to represent my main characters. The synopsis just kind of flowed onto the computer. I'm not going to lie and say it was effortless, but it was extra fun.

Back in my room, I wrote what will probably be the beginning scene for the book before my mind decided it was ok to sleep.

Moral of the story: I made a great decision yesterday, and I can't wait to write this thing.

Sidenote; I've been listening to this song for a solid half hour on repeat. Don't judge me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad it worked out! I can't wait to read whatever you come up with. But you forgot to mention how I also helped you come up with character names.