Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I'm Really Gonna Write It

So the Zombie Girl. Yeah, I decided I'm going to write it. It's so silly, but I am having so much fun with it that I am just going to get it done and see where it goes. I am having an easy time writing it and I know exactly where it's going.

It's so weird that I think it might work.

Friday, December 7, 2007

More Time to Revise

The media tends to make the publishing world seem a lot like magic. You always hear these stories about whirlwind writing getting published, making the bestseller list, and becoming a movie. (i.e. Harry Potter, Eragon, Twilight, and on and on.)

These stories used to excite me, give me hope that someday I, too, could be magically published in 6 months time (yes, Twilight was written and picked up for publication in just 6 little months according to Meyer's website), but I've since become frustrated by these tales of instant success and sudden fame.

For most authors, this is no where near the tale of their book being published. Most writers take years crafting their books, preparing to query agents, and eventually reaping the reward of someone wanting to publish them. As much as I wish to be the author that gets noticed immediately, I doubt that will be the case. I don't write that fast, and I am just too obsessive about revising. I think it may take years for me to feel like my books are good enough.

In the past months I think I got caught up in the fairy tale of publishing, thinking it could happen overnight, pushing too fast to get my book out there. I've decided now to take my time and enjoy my books and the long, real process of writing and possibly publishing.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Getting Pumped

I spend a lot of my shower and resting time thinking of my my stories will go, and during a recent long shower I finally figured out the basic plot line of The Dragon's Belly. So I am pumped to get writing now. I have my main character figured out in my head and the secondaries as well. Names are still kind of in the air, but the story is looking pretty good I think.

So you know Liam gets swallowed by a dragon, and the world inside is now figured out. It's ancient Nalune, where Sevene is from but thousands of years before. There are three types of people--sky, earth, and water--that are all at war with each other because they won't share their resources. So the sky people steal food from the earth, the water won't let the earth people drink, stuff like that. Liam is thrown into this and finds he has to solve it, no matter how much he'd rather not, in order to get back home.

Course there are more details, but I don't want to give away the whole book right here before it's even written. Where's the fun in that? Besides, it will be much better written than a rough summary here.