It’s been almost an entire year since my last post, and I have nothing to say for myself. This blogging thing isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. I forget that it’s here, and life sometimes has a way of making things like this a low priority.
I’m back now, and planning on making this posting a regular thing. We’ll see if I can continue.
For now, let’s start with baby steps. What has the past ten months brought me? Not much.
I’ve been working on writing a novel for that ten months and it is a slow-going process. I’ve always wanted to be one of those writers who could simply sit down and crank out a story without putting any effort or thought into the mechanics or structure of the story, but as it turns out, I’m not.
I started this novel with nothing more than an interesting idea and the hope that my characters could carry the plot over eighty-thousand words. I was delusion. What started as an interesting idea quickly fell apart and became slop in the center of a pile of good intentions. My characters were flat, my plot was static, and the overall feel of the story was one of boredom and cliche.
After ten months of work, the only thing I have to show is the need for a major rewrite and a sinking feeling that I should just scrap the whole thing and try something new.
I won’t though.
I intend on working this story to it’s inevitable conclusion because I know I have something special, worthy of the time I know I need to spend on it.
So, back to the drawing board for now, and hopefully more blogs on the process of the novel to come.
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