Monday, November 28, 2011
So I've been away from blogging for awhile (obviously). What have I been doing? Well, aside from working at my job at McDonald's (a terrible place to work by the way) I've been doing what I do best: writing and making music. I'm so close to being finished with my first draft of Oblivious. It should be done before Friday. I started this rewrite during late August. I took about a month off so it's taken me around two and a half months to write this first draft. I'll be on here more often blogging about the editing process. Since I started working on it again around three weeks ago, I've managed to write around 23,000 words so I've been hitting it pretty hard. As far as the music goes, it's still coming along pretty strong. I'll keep posted about my editing process.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
For me, it's dialogue and my mind going blank. At times, my dialogue feels real, and at others it feels too forced, or my characters lose their voices along the way. Usually I can hear a character speak in my head (no I'm not crazy). But sometimes my characters sound the same. I've been developing them for about 17 months so I know my characters all too well. I also have trouble with coming up with new plot, since I am more of a discovery writer than anything. I have outlines planned out, but I usually won't follow them like a map. Tell me some of your writing troubles.