Sunday, December 7, 2014

The challenges of the first page

This week wasn't an easy one. I've scraped the whole outline that I had planned. I literally got two pages down and I decided that I didn't enjoy writing about it. I mean, I enjoy writing, but this just felt so forced.  It took me a while to realize that I didn't actually enjoy writing about my current story. I didn't enjoy writing about it as much as I did other creative writing segments, and I decided after a few hours there was no way I was gonna spend the next few months writing about something that seemed like a chore. So I slammed my finger on the backspace key and held it there until my page was blank in front of me. It felt good. I've already got another idea for the book lined up. However, I'm not gonna create an outline for my next idea. It takes way to much time to think about. I'll just be writing it as I go, and hopefully I'll come up with something classy.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Outline rough draft and future plans

This week I worked on the outline for the story, although once again it took me longer than I expected. Basically what I'm doing with this is getting the whole plot and whats going to happen when in the story with really broad strokes. I'm covering a chapter with a few sentences in the outline, with the chapters being around 10-30 pages. I understand that my whole outline might change once I start writing it, in fact I might just scrap the outline completely once I get ten pages into it if i don't like it, but I've put a lot of work into it and I'm hoping that I will fell like sticking with it, cause if I don't I'm just gonna throw it in the trash. This next week I will begin writing the story, which has a relatively basic start going on so I don't think that I'll be changing things up with the outline. But it'll probably take me a while to get it going. I've seen movies where authors just have a trash bag full of wadded up paper while the clock ticks away, and I hope it doesn't take me as long as them. I'll be sure to set down some candles in my room, put on some good music, and dim the lights before I start putting my ideas to paper. Although I hope I sound more energetic in my writing than this blog post, cause this one sounds kinda bland. Ah well, if the reader goes back and analyzes this they will find that I have secretly put a hidden message in here.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week #2

Last week I decided that I was going to write a book, and this week I planned on doing the outline for it. Along the way I made the realization that I had no idea what kind of a book I was going to write about. Was it gonna be in medieval times include dragons and kung fu with Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan, or would it be set in a post-apocalyptic time frame with machines, rich old fat guys, and shiny police outfits. The process of choosing what to write about took much longer than I expected, but I ended up with an idea that is classified and for eyes with top level clearance only( that's just me by the way). However, I will give you a little insight on my thought process. I decided that the target audience would be teenagers, so ripped teenage boys, violence, and a dash of romance were a must for this to succeed. But should the perspective be third or first? What should the setting/time frame be like? What kind of government a society would exist? Would the lead/leads background be like? Would the main character(s) be stone cold, and hardcore, or would they be more soft and accepting? A bit of both maybe? The girls that will be reading this book can't find a guy be too hardcore that they think he's emotionless, or the guys that read this book to soft that they consider him to be a girl. What about their backgrounds? Their family? Companions?

Some of the questions above I'm still working out and actually thought of as well as others while I was posting this blog so this is actually helping me out a little, but I know what I'm going to write about now. Overall the process took much longer than I thought it would, but I made progress on the book which I'm happy about.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blog post #1

For my 20 time project I shall be writing a book. This decision was not an easy one at all for me, since I had originally planned to run 300 miles to test the human body. Then I talked with my doctor and he shut it down quickly saying my body was too young and at this age and a run like that would have negative long term effects. So then I decided 'I'll just do an triathlon.' So I talked with some people who ran them and it turned out they were training for several hours a day daily, and with school and sports I would not have been able to do half the training that was recommended for me. So that option was thrown out the window. I was kinda stuck then, but after talking with my parents and looking deep within my self I thought that I would exploit my creative writing skills and write a book. The book will be fiction since I can't write history or anything nonfiction for crap. I'm still in the drawing board phase of what kind of a fiction book I should write, but I think I have a good idea on what I should do. However any information regarding that is highly classified and will not be revealed until a later date