OK, I admit it. I’m learning to write, all over again.
I’ve written songs. I’ve written poems, and I’ve dabbled in Flash Fiction. Now that I have enough meat in my story lines, I’m going for the short story form. What a wonderful discovery!! I’ve learned the hard way that research is integral to good story telling! Yay!
I’ve also learned that the amount of research I did in preparation for NaNoWriMo was inadequate – yay! And no, I don’t mean that sarcastically. True, it will cost me a win in the 2014 challenge (yes, I’m already conceding). BUT – it prepares me for the challenge I have on my plate – complete this series.
I’m still excited by my story premises. I’m still excited to meet my characters and find out more about them as I write. I just can’t move forward with the story lines until I have all of the geographical, historical and timeline perspectives in place. In other words, I’m learning a great deal about the best way to process my own writing. I’m learning what kind of writer I am in terms of that process.
I’m still excited. For me, that’s the best sign of continuity. Cheers! ~TH~