|Posted by Emily Reynolds on June 22, 2011 at 7:30 PM|
Hello again to whoever is still out there reading this! It's been a while, but the time has come once more to pick up the pen and let our brains/hearts/souls leak onto the page--or in this case, the computer screen.
In the midst of personal upheaval, I've pushed my book to the back of my mind, having neither the time nor the energy to pursue it. However! With twelve solid days of vacation finally upon me (as of 4:30 pm today), I intend to make use of this time and continue the outline/first draft of my book, The Wizards of Kalzak. Since my last reference to this book, I've written 65 pages in the first draft, but have since hit a rut. The only way to get past it is to power through the boring parts, but that's always been a problem of mine in the past. This time, though, I have a secret weapon: the outline.
Which, as it just so happens, remains unfinished. I'm not worried, though. I know the story will flesh itself out as I write it. Just like Stephen King says, "In order to know, I have to write." Meaning, even the author may not know exactly how their story will play out until it's put down on paper.
And that's exactly what I'm gong to find out in the next two weeks.
In the meantime, I will also be working on five short stories to accompany the trilogy, one for each of the main characters. One is long-finished and in need of some editing; the second is complete only in rough draft form; and the others are only ideas rattling around in my brain in varying stages of development.
Needless to say, I have a lot of work to do. But I won't waste this precious time. Wish me luck!