So without much warning, or prior knowledge myself: my brain decided it had a story it wanted me to write. Now, besides a bit of diary work in Highschool I have never really wrote anything that wasn’t to get a good mark in school. So I am fairly new to this whole writing thing.
Now, I love Television shows and the ongoing story a lot. I love to think up stories in my head, and that helps me go to sleep. But until recently I never thought of myself as a ‘writer’. I am not the type of person to take my apple laptop to the local coffee shop and write.
I do love reading books, and I am constantly worried that the stories I want to tell people, no one will want to read.
But that is off topic.
At first I began to write and just see where the story led me, however I got stuck and had to start again.
While I know where I want the story to lead, I am having most trouble with the back story.
I tried to edit it, to see if I could find where I had gone wrong. In the end I scrapped the first draft and started again.
I kept a similar pretense but with a different take, however I ended in the same mud.
Now I was really starting to get frustrated and start to wonder if writing is not for me. However, deciding to take a complete opposite direction I have now been using a Character Development Guide to try and find my footing with my character.
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474976908598 (It has been good so far)
Now that you have this vague understanding of what has happened to lead me to this point, I can grumble about my current troubles.
Some of these questions have really inspired me to dig into what my characters life would be like.
GOOGLE IS A DANGEROUS TOOL.
It is far too easy for a person with no focus to follow tangents down a long, narrow, dark path from which you cannot return.
Completely not related to anything I was originally researching, I spent several hours on the topic of horse racing in the UK. Something of which will not probably ever impact my life. However I can now tell you the difference between The National Hunt and Flat Racing. How crazy.
Anyways, now that I have ranted (yet another tangent that is not helping me get through my character development) I should probably get back to productivity. :/