Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Coming Along

I haven't been slacking on my writing. In fact, it's been the opposite. I've been writing and outlining. Yeah, I decided to outline. I wrote part of my first chapter which helped me figure out how the rest of it might play out. I say might because my writing likes to change directions. There won't be romance, at least not hard core romance. Maybe a little something in the background but I don't like to base my novels on romance. I'm such an amateur at it and my relationships were pretty bad. Lots of cheating from partners. Currently not interested.

That's not the point of this post. I just got side-tracked by my shitty love life. So, yeah, got the basics down. I started the first chapter. Now I'm going through How to Think Sideways (HTTS) by Holly Lisle (a writing course). Buying the course a year ago was probably the best thing I've done in years. Because of this course I manged to come up with an awesome novel for Nanowrimo. Seriously, I loved my novel from last year. I didn't even have to use a sex scene for filler which is a first in a long time. When I finally edit it, it will be even better.

I'm not saying that HTTS is for everyone because I know it's not but it's something to try.

Anyway, I'm going through HTTS again. I'm on lesson two and decided to make a new "Sweet Spot" map. Weird shit appeared on that thing and I'm still wondering how it ended up where it did but I'll get over it soon.

For my, currently, untitled novel, I'm still deciding on first or third person for point of view. I'm going to try a little of both to see what I like. Right now, my MC is very cynical. Of course, I would be cynical in her situation too. That will change later in the story. She won't always be like that.

So, anyway, I'm getting into my writing. That pretty much sums up the whole post.