Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A New Look a New Year

Well its a new year and I if you haven't noticed I have given things a little bit of an update.  New colors mostly just to freshen the blog up.  I have also been busy planning out some new things for the New Year after my Holiday hiatus. (Ok I guess it has lasted more than just the holidays). I hope to have a lot more posts coming up.  I am also excited for a new semester coming up in about a week.  It will be nice to get back into the swing of school and working.

Other than that I have been doing something rather surprising.  Outlining.  I know right?  Most of the time I am a pantser.  I have a difficult time outlining a research paper let alone a story that could become a novel.  It's really strange for me.

First it started with character.  You know, one of those pesky characters that sit inside your brain antagonizing you until you eventually have to write their story.  So just to apease him, and myself, I gave him a bio and some history.  With his history came the development of the characters around him.  Then I plopped him into a world I have been thinking about for a while and VOILA!  Well maybe not quite like that.  There is still a ton of things that need to go into the story.  I mean he isn't even the main character.  But at least I have something more coherent than a few pages of rambling and a bunch of half digested stories.

I think that this break I have written more than I have in the past semester alone (excluding papers.  They don't count). I am really proud of what I have done and hope I can continue it throughout the semester.  It has been a fun break filled with a lot of writing.