Friday, September 14, 2012

The Labyrinth

So you extra-observant Velocininjas may have noticed that I took the synopsis of Moorhouse down from the Books page. Don’t worry; I’m not giving up on the book or any such nonsense. Quite the opposite, in fact.

I did take a bit of a break from writing the book for a few months. I'll admit that I was intimidated. Originally this was a story I imagined writing after I had already written many, many others and was a weathered veteran with a lifetime’s worth of experience at my disposal. At twenty-four, I just didn’t feel ready. But after months of feeling scared that my writing skills weren’t up to the task, I decided to simply get on with it. This is a story that I never stopped thinking about, and I knew it would haunt me until I wrote it all down.

I’ve since done heaps of terrible sketches (some of which you’ve seen) and made playlists for each of my main characters. I made notes across four or five different notebooks—not because I filled the notebooks, but because I tend to settle for the closest writing surface available to me when I happen upon some new facet of my book’s world.

I recently went back to writing the actual book and it’s going quite well. But as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not using an outline to guide my way on this one. I know where I want the story to end up, but I’m discovering the twists and turns of the journey there as I write. As I wander through the labyrinth of writing this book, it’s felt strange having a synopsis posted on the blog. Putting a synopsis on this blog makes it seem like Moorhouse is this fully formed sculpture when in fact I’m still chiseling away at the stone.

Whew, I haven't stayed serious for that many paragraphs on this blog in a long time. I’ll make up for it next week when you will be getting not just one, but two straight posts of Twilight adventures. After two long months, we’re finally finishing this book. Maybe Bella will die in the end!!

(Naw, we all know she’s not going to die. I can dream, though.) 

1 comment:

  1. Haha, welcome to my writing world. Though I did take a tip from you with my latest story. Most characters have at least a little "bio" type blurb. So I can go back and go "oh, right, such and such is this person!" if I only mention the person twice in the book.

    I bet you're counting down days to Twilight ending....