I know i haven't been updated as often as i usually do, but real life and WC has been taking over my time!
Anyhoo, before i go into the body of this post - i thought i'd share some great news. When i started up the writer's chronicle i decided that a goal of mine would be to have 50 members before the end of 2009! Well although we are only 3 weeks old, we now have 47 members. YAY!!
Ok so back on point, i bought a book recently called 'first draft to finished novel' and although i'm not one for these sort of books, i thought this one looked good. It is very structured and is all about building a 'strong foundation' for your book etc. and i think this struck a cord in regards to SoD which is floundering with lack of direction.
Many of you may not know but my WIP, the Sight of Darkness is actually a 'practice' novel. Something to break my teeth on and get a sense of myself as a writer etc. but then when reading this book, i kept thinking of this idea for a novel which has been festering for past two years.
The idea emerged from a 'that would make a great idea for a book' thought when i was having a lecture in my psychology course. I put it to one side though because i wanted to be really 'skilled' when i wrote it.
So i've decided to go in a new direction and start afresh with a new approach for a new novel. I'm not abandoning SoD but i'd like to see how writing in a structured way might work for me.
hmmmmm i guess we'll have to wait and see. . .