This post exists because apparently doing this (creating a second user on my blog) will stamp my posts with an Author byline… Let’s see if it works.
Archives For April 2011
Today I made progress on Chapter 2. Not a lot, and I can’t tell you an exact word count as I did a lot of copying and pasting between versions. I’m having a little bit of an issue changing a few details in my story, which is affecting some key scenes – particularly in Chapter 2. So, having a bit of a headache.
Plan plot and time period setting before writing too much.
However, this is my first novel attempt, and when I first started it was just meant to be a way to spend time while I was working a job that failed to keep me occupied full time. So, when I began writing I had no intention of anything of this scale (Lesson #2: Writing is addictive). Now that things have really started to solidify I need to just rewrite the whole thing… but it is natural to get attached to a few scenes. So, I am attached. However, if I can’t get it to work, I can be ruthless… I used to be attached to my opening line. But that has now gone. Cut.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an official video for this song. But here you go…
This song happened to play on the radio while I was in the shower one day (aka: The Thinking Box That Rains) and the title just seemed to fit perfectly with my plan for my story. It may change. We shall see!
So, here I go again. Deciding to share my developing story. It’s a tough decision.
Is it really good enough to be out in the public domain? Well, actually, maybe it is. I have certainly seen some sub-par work out there.
Do I want to take the risk of sharing it prior to attempting to publish it? That is the biggy. Maybe doing this will affect my ability to publish. But, then again, maybe it will be a positive effect. Maybe, I will be able to prove my potential readership to prospective agents/publishers. What you find here won’t be my absolutely finished work. And, at this stage, I don’t plan to publish the final chapters here. Of course, that doesn’t mean that an avid fan couldn’t request to see them once I am in the process of negotiating something in the way of publishing. We will see how things go.
Anyway, I don’t want to get all heavy with my first post. Hello world. This is what I’ve got for you. Like it or lump it.