Since writing Void Star close to five years ago, I’ve started several books but couldn’t finish any of them (like Save the World, Gravity of Utopia and Steam Trigger). Before I jump back into college I hope to get one more book out into the universe. I have a great beginning, twist at the end and ending. I really like the characters too. School starts in March so I’ve got to get this done in 3 months. Hopefully my next post is “It’s Done!”
I’ve definitely been slacking in the blog department. Shoot, come to think of it, the writing department too. I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge in April and then passed out. It is no joke if you’ve ever done it and may leave you creatively drained. I have been catching up on my reading though, reading the entire Maze Runner series, Hunger Games series and slowly trudge through Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller series. I normally read a book every three weeks, but now it’s a book every five days.
Anyway, NaNoWriMo… Exhausting? Yes. Did I want to quit everyday? Indeed. Rewarding? Quite. After 30 days, I had the sloppy remains of a 23,000 word storyline that had some hope. Don’t get me wrong, it needs A LOT of work. But I have an idea of how it all looks now. It’s one thing to think you know how the story will go and another to hash out your ideas. Some of your best laid plans will go awry or just won’t fit with your big twist at the end or the characters won’t interact like you hoped they would. Anything can happen. I came up with some of my best stuff as I wrote.
Making it to the completed version of Cloud Trigger is going to be a long journey. I’m glad I did the writing competition to get me one step closer. My advice is to write as much as you can everyday and to not listen to the voice in your head that says you don’t have time or what your writing isn’t good enough or that you’ll do it at some later date (and you’ll write so much on that day). Keep trudging. Writing is fun but it isn’t easy.
For those who like my comics, I’ll try to get some done as I get going on completing my next book.