While my personal life is going into disarray, I’ve decided to forge on and make moves with my writing. When I feel that I’ve exhausted my thought processes, I begin to read and so I’ve pulled a book off of my shelf and started to sift through it. While it’s a somewhat random choice, the nature of the book has both elements of fantasy and of mythology which coincides with both elements that I’m trying to work out in two separate stories.
I’ve started to read this charming piece of 360 some odd pages:
I haven’t made up my mind of if I like it or not, but I do love the idea that there are several narratives going on, with interconnecting characters and one first person narrative from a god-like being. I feel that this may help me hone the way in which I handle my own characters in my ancient egyptian mythological piece.
Alas, if I intend on finish any story before the new year, I only have three nights and two days to do so. I don’t think there’s any story I have that I can finish in that time unless I throw caution to the wind and make a really short story out of the many beginning lines that I have. Let’s see what I can do.
I’ve got another confession to make: since my first day of actually hitting the 750 word target on 750words.com, I’ve written another post (again, a piece about myself) and I exceeded 750 words with a whopping 1216. Today, I went on the site again, hoping to push myself and keep the magic going and I was able to complete 800+ words. However, the words didn’t go towards finishing an old story. Instead, it’s gone towards a new story.
I had a bizarre dream the other night…very science-fiction and (I will admit) influenced by Tia and Tamara Mowry. It was about twins and their care-giver on the run from something or someone. I think I thought of those twins because I was watching their reality show before I went to bed, but I’ve been trying to remember more about the dream and when that happens, that means that I’m on the verge of a new story or something about that dream I find story worthy.
I see that science fiction/ fantasy may be the genre that I would very much like to pursue. Though I’ve written tons of short stories with a realistic fiction vibe, something about the sci-fi world allows me to expand my thoughts more.
I do need to finish my stories; I need to finish at least one before the new year.
Hopefully I can produce something memorable.
I will be posting an excerpt of my chapters from my unfinished novel soon. Feedback is always welcome.
Who knew that by me rambling on about my weird musically triggered depression on 750words, that I would hit my 750 words for the day!
While I am elated that I was able to get out almost 800 words during a busy day, I’m still not pleased with myself for not focusing harder on finishing one of my many incomplete stories. I’ve been thinking about stories that I have and where I want to go with some of the characters and I’m realizing that I may even have a couple of novelettes on my hand (according to wikipedia’s word count).
I have several stories and I’m hoping that at least one could be finished before the end of the year. I will be posted excerpts and if you think there’s a story that you’d really like to see an ending, don’t hesitate to say!
Aside from that, I’ve been working on my other ventures, which takes time away from my writing, but is something I do enjoy. These are the times I wish I were an established author already. =)