Sunday, November 3, 2013

Holy Time Change, Batman

So, did everyone remember to change their clocks back?  I didn't have to as most of the clocks in my house do it automatically.  Okay, so that means the cable box on my TV and my cell phone.  Less thinking, more looking like a genius.  No?  Okay, so it just goes to show that I'm into the whole "do it for me" thing.

I'm still on track as far as the Nano thing is concerned.  Kinda loving the story that's coming around.  I just have to get myself to a point where I worry less about the word count, but it makes me work a little harder.  I do have to admit that my main character is now seeing a therapist, poor thing.  LOL.  But at least he's trying to help her with her issues.  Nice guy.

I can't believe I'm so getting into this.  I think I'm finally finding my writing groove again.  I still have some issues to work on, but it's getting there.  I have to get myself out of that rigid article writing mind set.  I spent so much time doing those before walking away, that I still find it hard to do anything else.  Like this blog for instance.  It's hard for me to just do posts like this one.  I feel like I have to have a structured technique, but I really don't.  If you read me, cool.  If not, life goes on.  It's that simple. 

I'm finding that now that I'm doing the Nano thing, I'm having fun writing again.  And that's what it's all about, right?  To have fun with what you do?  And the really cool thing is that I'm starting to get ideas for stories again.  Not just the one I'm working on, but others for the future.  It's not feeling so forced anymore.  I still have a few road blocks, but not nearly as many as before.  It's a great feeling.  Maybe now that I'm starting to get my groove back, I'll be able to post more often here.  I like having an outlet for all the weirdness that is in my head. 

Okay, so I'm done boring you with all my stuff.  Keep on keeping on my friends.  And as always, happy writing.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Yes It's Another Nano Post

Well, day one is well under way.  To be honest, I almost backed out.  I know everyone else jumps in and has all their ideas ready to go and kicks butt in the first week.  Not me, I'm just the opposite.  And the biggest issue was that up until I actually started writing today, I still wasn't sure in which direction my story was going to go.  But go it did and I'm happy to say that day one ended with over 2000 words down.

So I won't go into a lot of details about the story, but I've decided to go the fantasy/paranormal route.  Not so much because I planned it, but because that's where my characters decided I was going.  Yep, I'm letting my characters write the story for me, after all, it is their story. 

I'm not a huge romance person, but I do love a good romance and this story seems to be starting out that way.  My lead female, Lydia, meets and falls for a guy called Martin.  The kicker is that she's plagued by horrible nightmares and he's the first person in her life that doesn't tell her it's all in her head and that there might be a real reason behind the dreams.  That's all I can tell you so far, as that's all I know.  But I think he really wants to help her, the problem is that I don't know yet if she really wants to be helped.  Does that make any sense?

I'm enjoying this story, so far.  The main reason I've only finished Nano once was because I enjoyed the story I wrote from beginning to end.  The others got stale and I had a hard time finding a way to keep the momentum going and baled.  I know, bad toad.  Oddly enough, the only other time I finished, I let my characters write that story too.  So maybe that's the secret.  I don't know for sure, but we'll see where the month goes. 

Okay, I think I've bored you enough.  I need to get some sleep and try to figure out where the story's going to go from here.  If anyone's doing nano and wants to add me as a buddy, you can find me under the name crsenter.

Happy Writing, ya'll!!!