Writing, Family and More
Not a very productive day. As I read over the segments I wrote last night, I felt like I had written myself into a corner. Moving away from the zombie apocalypse didn’t really work out as I had liked and it was turning out to be strange and largely unbelievable. As a result, I felt paralyzed by it and turned away.
I did a fair amount of reading about paleontology and any other subject that I then got linked to. Not intensive research of course, just enough to remind me that this sort of story would need a good amount of research to do well. I don’t have time for that, so I’ll do the next best thing.
I’ll wing it.
So I’ve restarted. No, I’m not throwing it all away, just starting over and seeing how the new story goes. One thing I realized after reading an article about story structure is that I tend to start things off without any sort of exposition. Since some of my stories are fairly short, I figured going into that effort now would be a worthwhile venture and so I am working from that perspective. Developing these characters into deep individuals is my goal. No more of my one-dimensional characters to weaken the story.
In terms of word count, I didn’t achieve much though. I read for too long, focused on regular work and was otherwise just distracted. Still, I think I am setting myself up well for tomorrow and beyond.
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