I haven’t been around, but I haven’t been too far away. After having a minor meltdown (don’t ask… it wasn’t pretty) I decided that I had to step back and take a deep breath to look at what I’m doing.
Aside from projects around the house (I’m thinking about renovating… yeah, scary), and trying to go over the works that I have in progress, not to mention being a mom, I haven’t been doing anything to unwind. It’s a trap that I fall into a lot. I hate that, really…
So, to try to figure out what I’m going to work on, I’ve been catching up on a few series that I was reading and hadn’t read yet. I’ve spent time with Alyssa Day, Alexis Morgan, Jennifer Lyon, Lynsay Sands and Alexandra Ivy. I started reading the first of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, but I keep hearing Anna Paquin in my head LOL. I’ve also taken the time to pick up my video games again. That might not mean a lot to the average person, but I think up some weird things because of these games LOL. The Devil May Cry and God of War series is how Dragon’s Awakening got finished. You would be surprised how those puzzles and mayhem tend to inspire.
So I went to looking at the submission I was going to do for a contest, and now I’m not liking it. It was a cool idea to try to get a whole story done in under 25k, but I’m realizing something about myself (and it took Final Fantasy 13 to show it to me)… I adore details. I’m not talking about the details of a ship or what’s in a curio cabinet. I’m talking about the introduction of a character in the beginning of a series and thinking that they are useless and then finding out that they are a spy, and even more evil than the villain of the story. Little hints like that. I can’t do that in 5k-25k words. Not if I want a complete story. So today I went back to the beginning and started over. I’m reconstructing everything and I have to say that I’m liking where everything’s going.
For now I think I’m going to call this my Pirates vs Ninjas line… who knows, maybe one day I’ll post what was going to be. I had the first 5k words of the original story. Who knows with me. I just may do it just to see if anyone replies…
Anyway, I’m going to get going. I was thinking about either writing some more, or getting back to the game. I’m approaching a boss fight and this may take a while… and a couple of tries.
Talk to you all soon!!!