Not Too Busy…Yet

Clearly I’ve spent time creating wonderful title. Life happened.  In the meantime I took pen to paper to jot down a lot of notes for the story which included character notes, and story lines. I’ll post a few samples below to give you an idea of where I am in my thought process.

  • Does the MC fear disconnecting from people (or the world), and how does he reconnect?
  • How does MC’s business succeed or fail as story progresses?
  • Who stands in opposition of his business?
  • Who wants to invest, control, or partner with him?

I didn’t realize this until I wrote the notes down that two of the antagonist can have stronger ties.

I think the business person I created could be responsible for some, or if not the reason the MC is extraordinary, and demands that this ability is his property or a property of his company.

Since you can’t own a person in this country he’s going to try some underhanded and immoral actions.

The antagonist will use one of the politicians I created to stir up some mess, and conflate issues, and sty to manipulate laws and people to his point of view.  At the very least I can see this playing out over several episodes, and cements a couple more characters for the story.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

 

Advertisements

Family Affair

After yesterday’s post I let some ideas marinate some more and found myself asking why these characters do what they do. I took it a step further and decided I should do it in two or less sentences.

Dad: He resents the hell outta his family for cramping his free-spirited style and punished them with 100% no contact for years.  Now he wants a second chance.

Mom: Hates feeling vulnerable after hubby dumped her and the kids, and this has lead to eventual toughness, and her second chance with her son. She fears she’s falling back into old patterns, especially when her husband comes back into their lives.

First Son: Embraces his vices (drinking, gambling, affairs) as they serve his narcissism, and thus makes him feel better about himself.  It’s really about what people can do for him.

Second Son: Has had an emotional disconnect with the world, and has a new chance at life, but must find his voice/confidence, or he’ll drag himself and others down. Often spends time peacefully in his thoughts.

I have more ideas for characters, namely the grandparents. The main thing was to get the family in place.

Also this is a sort of fantastical story, however the characters needed to feel real to me, or else they’d simply be passive in the world. The true tension will come from people not events.

Post-Coffee Posting

Last night, I went to bed early for me (12:30) and this morning woke up to an alarm feeling very, very sluggish. My eyes were heavy, I was slow as all get out, and coffee was needed for my future. Opened blinds to get a blast of sunlight, which did not improve my disposition.  It hurt my eyes. I just wanted to shut them, and if I could, go lay back down.

My family was up and about, annoying me with perkiness and questions, like “how are you this morning,” and “hello.” I only replied with a series of grunts and groans.  I got my coffee, and before I could sip, I was pelted with more perky questions.  I really needed them to stop. I’m still traumatized by getting up, and moving about.  Let the coffee work on me.

Finally I felt somewhat awake and was open to communicating with the fam.

For the record I did do some writing yesterday. I am glad that I did. It was some simple stuff I can need to type, but the important thing was that i got myself writing some material. Hopefully I’ll repeat the process today. Pen and paper works for the moment. Better go with the flow.

Happy creative endeavors.

Change is Good…Sometimes

Sometimes change is good, and it’s better for writing, because writing is rewriting, however there are times what I know and do-in regards to writing -doesn’t really compute.

Wrote tings that I know can and will change, however I’m a bit stuck because I’m too attached to the material. So I need to leave some items alone for a while. That way I hope I can “divorce” myself from from the story.  This way I will look at it and be willing to cut or change without holding too much onto it.

Case in point, I have a script I have been thinking of lately, and I remember hating the ending, and there was a point where I *din’t* want to change the main characters, but forced myself to do it, because it wasn’t working.  I tweaked and tweaked trying to resit the change until I got frustrated.

Now, if I look at the script (and subsequent episodes), I know I’ve spent time away to make changes.  So maybe I can go back, reclaim and revise without too much attachment to it.  I don’t feel hesitation or reservation to cut or alter. Also I’ve had enough time to think of a new ending.

Also I need to make room for a couple of screenplays. Was talking with my brother and told him that was into some action films, and need to write a couple of my own.  I sense a  new project in my future.  Hopefully it will help me resolve older material too.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

PS On My Novel Writing

Hello All,

I am still working on the novel. I wanted to do a brief update, so as to not lose track of my progress. Yesterday, on my way to lunch, I had this idea for the MC’s background. Not radical makeover of an idea, but rather filling out who he is, and what he does.

I quickly pulled out my phone and added it to a doc app.  This new phone has a weird auto-correct, so I had to take my time and write out a few lines.  Pulled the doc out later, and elaborated on this. About to do some more work on this aspect.

It makes sense to me, this direction, and I’m glad for the random bit of inspiration while zoning out and thinking only of food. I was hungry, and on a budget. LOL

Still obsessed with Smite item building, though.  LOL Maximize potential.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Listing

I have a lot of lists to work on.  They were to do things I decided that were important enough to write down yesterday, and review today to modify as needed. I even made a dinner menu to work on for the upcoming months.

I need to get to work on this . It won’t be too consuming, but I’m a get some stuff done.  I aim to have things completed or on a strong daily rotation with deadlines.

Happy creative endeavors.

Hello

It’s one of those days where the sun hits the concrete just right, and it’s so damn bright my eyes can’t take it.  Needless to say, I have to cross the street with the correct traffic, and my poor eyes suffer. Then I walk into a building that is darker and i can’t adjust properly.  I feel like a hot damn mess.

Now, not too much went on yesterday in regards to writing fiction.  However I had some notes I took from a seminar on being a project manager/admin assistant–which was to improve my job skills.

I transcribed the notes and it ended up being five pages!!! I had no idea I took that much notes. With my handwriting it took two pages, as I sectioned off each topic in its own area then moved onto the next.

Something repeated in my notes was embracing change as opposed to be resistant.  I am very interested in the logistics of events, so I need to know about events and how things work.

I need to go over these notes because clearly this is far more information than I realized, and I think I can get more out of the seminar if I keep reviewing the material, and scribbling my own notes/thoughts on them.

As always, happy creative endeavors.