I’m Back!

It feels like forever since I posted anything but in reality it has been just over two weeks. Back to working on my novel.

I’m going to base it off the characters I have started here. Since my 5-week project has been completed I’m going to start over and do this how I want to.

I’m going to write this story. It will be at least a two book series. I have a chapter outline started. Feeling pretty good about this right now. It’s going to be about werewolves and vampires in a world that has access to earth but once there, almost impossible to leave.

My goal is to write at least ten pages a week if not more until the book is complete. I dont want it to be terribly long so hoping for around 200 pages and being done by October!

I will use the blog as an experimental writing place and post excerpts. I’d post the whole thing but it would get to be too long and I want to save some of the suspense for the novel. 😉

-Sarah D.

Finals and Life

I had a dream that all my comments/likes/follows were taken away from all my posts, I was devastated, all because I haven’t been on here in a while due to finals week. I guess blogging has become important to me at least at some subconscious level. Ok strike that I am consciously aware that I enjoy blogging. This world has become part of my personal life and honestly I never would have guessed that was possible six months ago when I started taking a Weblogs and Wiki’s class and began blogging for my first time.

We are short handed at work so yay I get to put in a 10 hr day. Bigger paycheck but my feet will hurt after this I think I need better shoes….anyways better get off here and get to town.

I cant wait to be done with college May 10th! Three finals down and three more to go…. 🙂
-Sarah D.

Reflection

befunkyme.jpgAuthor Notes:

I usually do a weekly reflection on my class blog about this fiction blog but our assignment was a little bit different this week. We were to tour other classmates in place of our summary. I liked what I saw out there but also received feedback from three classmates.

My “About Page” needed some beefing up, so I recently made some changes. Still need to add some more back story, but don’t know how that should look yet.

Biggest problem with fiction blogs is organization.

Which I knew that from the beginning…thats why I originally wanted to write in a collage format so anyone could jump in anywhere and it would easy to pick up….But as the story ‘wrote itself’ it became chronological instead of collage–although there are jumps forward in time here and there it never goes ‘back in time’ unless in reflection of the past…

A new reader must start all the way at the beginning.

But I’m hoping with this new section written by Alex in their new homeland, that with the new setting, I could start over so to speak and try more of the collage style like I originally planned.

Also I can finally try writing with a young romance theme.

Thoughts

befunkyme.jpgAuthor Notes:

Experiencing writers block because I know people from my class will be looking at my blog this week….So I’m trying to write an extra good fiction post, but by focusing on an audience I’m failing to write anything. Keep deleting beginnings and running back and forth. Instead of a fiction post as planned today I’ll begin reflecting on my writing process.

I started these blogs writing on Microsoft Word then copy pasting them onto WordPress posts, making additional edits to fit in here, saving drafts, viewing them, then publishing it what seemed like hours later.

I’ve quit doing that. It simply took too long and now that I am beginning to feel more comfortable with WordPress, I’ve quit worrying about the little things as much. I’ve noticed grammar errors in my writing and that…ugh…disapoints me. But then again copy edits can always be made later. I’ve been writing freely on WordPress, checking for spelling errors, then publishing it without re-reading posts first.

An aspect about blogs we learned in class, is that posts dont have to be perfect:

“Web workers (those who work using weblogs and wikis and other social media) use the web to help them work. They often post their work in various stages of completion. Some posts present a fairly complete consideration; some, the roughest sketches, the sketichiest beginnings. Bloggers typically post knowing there will be updates and changes, and often post in draft to encourage comments and advice.

Because the blog is time-based, each post marks moment in the ongoing development of a project. And because a blog is public, writers can call on readers to help them out. The trick is, then, how to signal provisionality – both to yourself and to readers who might be open to helping you out.”

From the wise words of my professor, I remind myself to turn off the ‘editorial’ voice in my head blocking my progress this week, and just let the creativity flourish.

-Sarah D.

Thoughts

befunkyme.jpgFinding it harder to find images that match my fictional posts. But I feel that they help draw in readers. Any thoughts on that?

Also just updated my character profile page and added Ryker to the list since he is starting to become interval for the plot.

Next week I’m thinking of either writing by Ryker’s, Alex, or a new female character. Any suggestions on what you would like to hear? Thinking I might head in a more young romance’ direction soon too.

Have a good one,

-Sarah D.