Monday, October 29, 2012

Writers-Block has kindly agreed to take a vacation

So I have finished my prologue and part of the first chapter of my story. It is actually closer to a thousand words instead of my wished for two thousand. I hadn't realized how much two thousand was until I sat down with it as a goal. It never felt like a lot when I only had fifteen thousand to work with...But I do like what's happening. Actually that's an understatement, I am really, really excited about what's happening. I've had three different beginnings floating in my head for months, but when this fourth one popped up I knew it was the one to run with. It may not last through the whole process, but it's the beginning that will get me to the end.


Tomorrow is my library day, so I plan on working on my story then, as well as coming up with more terms and sayings (as well as a very broad and rough outline, maybe). I mean, I have read books where the sayings were cheesy and cliche, but I also think that modern-day slang has no right to be in a story where people are capable of flying. I mean when a society is so fundamentally different, its slang should reflect it. So I need to spend time on that, and maybe (just maybe) I can come up with something that is true to my book, and doesn't drive my readers up a wall.


So the slang in novels is a pet-peeve of mine. What things have authors done that makes you squirm?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hey Ya'll!

Sorry for not posting! I've been so swamped with everything that I've been doing that blogging has been one of those things that have been left on the bottom of my to do list (it's somewhere with folding laundry). But I will done with work and school within a month so then I will have three months of complete and horrid laziness.

But anyway, since time doesn't allow for a long or detailed post I will make this note to let you know that I have finally started writing my story! YAY!!! My goal is 2000+ words today. Then a basic outline, based on where my story is going. I have a great idea set out, but I need a starting point that only writing can provide.

But don't worry, I'll post again (probably tonight before I watch Avengers) and let you know what I got done.

But until then: I am will indulge in a little bit of Sherlock Holmes obsession:

I really like the hat.

Warning: I feel the "Scarlet Pimpernel" bug biting me, so if you want to see anything Ian Mckellen pre-Lord of the Rings, then you'll want to visit this page again in the next couple weeks...

Also I got a Facebook. So soon I'll be creating one for my Mnemosyne, and when I do I will let you all know!



(Sorry again. I feel like I'm doing a shoddy job of adding anything of substance to the internet stratosphere)

Is anyone else excited about the Hobbit? Becuase I am!!!!