Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Nope, tis not moi whose getting married (hard to do that when you're single, or so I've heard. . . ) but one of my best buds, she's getting married this weekend and no before you ask, her name is not Chelsea.
Anyhoo, as you can imagine, things have been a tad busy in RL with all the weddingy stuff.
But (I've noticed that we seem to be allowed to put 'but' at the beginning of sentences now. So I think i shall try this out! Sorry Ms. Salmon [my old english teacher], its peer pressure) I've also been making some progress with DarkShines. By progress I mean, I've been deciding what soundtrack the movie adaptation will have. . . so as you can see i've been very productive!
Seriously though, I have been making very slow progress but progress none the less. I've completed the outline of the book, and thanks to my brother have removed the ghost from the machine so the plot isn't too meeh. In typical 'me' style I've started the first draft with the last chapter and am working backwards - I often read the last page of a book before I buy so this way of doing things isn't entirely surprising. . . so far I have to say it's been difficult and horrible and I think every word completely sucks but at least I realise that I suck :)
I guess, i'm overloading my writing - trying to keep what I think is 'my voice' but also trying to see how other authors write in my genre (keep interest of reader etc.) and it's coming out a tad crap. . .but after two years of writer's block I'm just thankful there is crap! Who knew this writing stuff is so hard ;)
At least I can sort of say I've finished my book - I've the end done, now i just need to do the middle, and beginning . . .
P.S. this friday/saturday I will be posting the first Psych Saturday post! Remember to drop me an email/comment if you want to ask a psychology/writing question!
Toodles Lovely Readers and Peace out :)