sandra_lindsey: me sitting in the garden with daffodils (Default)
The pirates continue to gain more story, albeit in a rather uneven manner. I'm not managing the "write every day" thing right now, mostly due to tiredness.

Real life handed me a bit of inspiration late last week, and I think I may've got a short story out of it. It's currently trying to outgrow its designation as "short" though, so I'm not too sure about what to do with it.

The pirates should end up around 10-12k words, or at least I expect the first draft will be about that length. I'll be happy with it being around 10k. I don't think there's really enough story there for more than that. No idea what I'll do with it after, except practice my editing & revising, lol.

I'd like to get back to my farmers (Cariad) after I've finished with the pirates, and see how I cope with developing that. I definitely need more than one file of notes on it - one for things which need to happen in the plot, and one for things I need to add in / change / make clearer when I revise it.

And of course, if I didn't have enough stories jostling for space already, today while I was rushed-off-my-feet-busy, an idea I had several years ago suddenly germinated and started shouting for attention... one more for the "Ideas" file I think :-)
sandra_lindsey: me sitting in the garden with daffodils (Default)
"What ho?" I hollered.
"Rather!" answered Spots.
"Absolutely topping," agreed Godders, and the whole thing was arranged in a jiffy.


No really, this snippet has been playing round my head all day. Please, please let it disappear overnight. I don't think my brain can handle any more characters swanning around in there right now!
sandra_lindsey: me sitting in the garden with daffodils (musketeer 2)
If there's one thing I don't need right now, it's story ideas.

Writing-wise, I need to get sat down and just get on with writing one of other of the things I've got started. (Rest-of-life-wise, I have a huge big pile of Stuff that needs doing. Yes, I probably am partly using writing as a way of hiding from the Stuff *sigh*)

...so although I do appreciate my brain for being happy and coming up with story ideas, at the same time it's almost more frustrating than when I can't get anything started...

Ah well, I think I'll just have to blame Jessewave. It's her post about sports-themed m/m fiction that set off this particular idea.

Guess I'll just have to note down as much as I know so far and then forget about doing anything more about it until I have at least one other thing finished.
sandra_lindsey: me sitting in the garden with daffodils (musketeer 2)
The other night, as I was engaged in the oh-so-inspirational task of folding sheets, my brain supplied to me a really interesting opening line for a story. Since I had a feeling I'd never remember it, I jotted at down along with the 2 or 3 paragraphs that flowed along after it, and the idea's been playing on my mind over the last couple of days.

I've just been noting down what I know so far about the general storyline and the smigeons of information I've gleaned about the two main characters... and I realised there's no way I can give this story a happy anything - not even HFN - without a literal deus ex machina.

I guess that's what happens when one of the characters sells his soul to the devil, eh?

So, yes, thank you very much brain for giving me a great idea I'll probably never be able to sell! Ah well, it'll be fun writing it and it's not like it'll be a quick write anyhow. Who knows what the publishing market will be like in 30 years time?

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