Post by unconsciousplots on Feb 13, 2014 3:28:05 GMT -5
I'm rewriting an old novel of mine from scratch. (I do love it so. One of these days I'll be an accomplished enough writer to do it justice.) This week and next week I want to put together a chapter-by-chapter outline - my favorite sort of outline. How're y'all?
Post by unconsciousplots on Feb 14, 2014 16:23:49 GMT -5
Heh. This is... a very strange book in that it has been evolving for long. I've done other projects, but this is a backseat thing that's been through various iterations since I was 12. Taking another shot at the concept.
On the meh side of things, I've discovered I've quite a bit of research I should do before March. My preparation for this WriMo must be diligent if I want to be properly prepared.
Post by butterflywings on Feb 15, 2014 12:26:30 GMT -5
So true. Plus, research can be fun I tend to dive in and lose myself for a few hours while researching. It always opens doors to other ideas. I love research. It's when it turns to procrastination that I start having problems. Going off on tangents because the information is interesting even though it isn't relevant. Fun, but less productive.
Post by Agent Double Oh Zero on Mar 1, 2014 15:18:46 GMT -5
Coming from the opposite direction, actually. I never read vampire novels or romance novels, but Moonlight started out as a joke; I wanted to do a Twilight parody. I started writing about a vampire named Jonas and his love interest Helena, but it...evolved. It stopped being a satire, it turned into steampunk adventure, Jonas stopped being a vampire, and the romance diminished in importance. (I still hope Jonas and Helena will make it through, but it's up to them.) So, it's in quotes because it's "no longer a vampire", and "no longer a romance". XD
Post by butterflywings on Mar 1, 2014 18:49:06 GMT -5
Yup- the opposite of what I guessed. Sounds good, actually. Sounds like a fun beginning - anything making fun of Twilight is good by me!
I love how some books morph into something else - as if to mock our original plans. I have one doing that to me right now. Who knows what they will end up doing? Started out dystopia, turned romance, cut that out because I. Was. Not. Writing. A romance! Now it's dystopia, horror, with a little paranormal mixed in. It needs serious cuts - or a complete rewrite. Maybe both.
Post by Agent Double Oh Zero on Mar 1, 2014 20:04:48 GMT -5
Hah! Yeah, I am determined that at one point, Jonas will get a bunch of glitter dumped all over him, so he can sparkle in the sun!
I know what you mean. I don't read romance, though I do enjoy romantic subplots or co-plots in speculative fiction stories (as long as the story itself is suitable epic). I guess that is why most of my stories end up moving away from the 'romance' genre as a whole, and end up being so only in part. I'm up for the challenge insofar as it applies to the particular genres I read, though, and so I'm determined to make the story suitably epic, and make the romance a result of the other conflicts in play, to deepen the thing, rather than using it as a conflict in and of itself. That said, I'm still squeamish about doing anything that goes beyond the bedroom door. i think the most I'll ever do is end with a kiss, strong implications that something more is going to happen, and a fade to black. XD
"Like reflections on the page, the world's what you create." -Wither, by Dream Theater
Post by butterflywings on Mar 5, 2014 3:24:14 GMT -5
Poppers is a good idea.
Or - parked in heavy traffic with his top down (because of course he drives in a convertible, right?) an overturned costume supply truck (on the bridge above?) is hit by wind from a passing ambulance rushing away from the scene. The wind caused the popped box of designer glitter to swoop over Jonas as if he was attacked by an evil glitter monster....