Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh The Way Words DON'T Come

Words right now don't even work for me anymore. I think it may be that I have had some problems with some stories--not the stories themselves, outside things though have been giving me some problems. And this makes it a little depressing to even try to work on the stories.

I know, I sound like a whiney baby--my goal right now is to finish editing some things for a friend, make some fun banners and maybe some avatars to keep my mind off things--and get excited for things as well, and then maybe add some words to my stories.

But as for writing--somehow I am getting this gut feeling inside of me to write a screenplay. It would be a romantic comedy, but I have no idea how to write a screenplay. I wrote this one act play in my college intro to theater class about a year ago--it was a comedy, but alas, a lot of people didn't find it believable. For right now though, I know I really don't write good dialogue--I'm great with description, but I know my dialogue is dull and dry, there never seems to be enough emotion-for me-to immerse the reader's attention fully into the story. I think my best bet would be to try and write a some plays, teleplays, screenplays, whatever--as long as it helps my dialogue.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

National Novel Writing Month

The world has stopped revolving around this time of the year. Thank goodness it is over.

In my experience with National Novel Writing Month, I have learned that perseverance is one of the biggest keys to success for completing the great feat of reaching 50,000 words in 30 days.

My main problem this year happened that my main character I had originally began to write changed my story and how the story should be written. That would have constituted in a complete erase and start over on my behalf. Other than trying to map out the story again on such little time, I started a brand new story. I began a story that has lived inside the back of my conscience.

My first story I tried, I got a total word count of around 10,000 words. I was off to a good start, but then the story died and needed to be changed.
The second story I started and wrote as well, I came to a total word count of 16,023 words. Then sadly, that story and the characters needed a break as well.

So, along with the previous post, I will still work on my first novel I have finished writing. That one will be the one I can hopefully publish one day. I'm hoping to get a lot of writing done over Christmas break.

I will, however, participate willingly in the National Novel Writing Month for next year. I do not have a story, but will start thinking of one around October. Hopefully I will get my butt in gear and write like I need to live on it next November.

P.S. For those of you who are waiting for the third piece of the Supernatural fanfic I started, I will be starting that up again. It's a storyline that has been bothering me for a long time.