Saturday, June 25, 2016

Current writing

Today I am trying to write more in my story while running a bookstore, cleaning, and finishing up my homework. While this is very difficult for me, I hope to sludge  through this by doing a little at a time.

Homework: I am having to analyze literature and I am having trouble keeping my story out of my analysis. When I'm writing I feel more creative and like to have that freedom. When I'm doing homework it's hard to keep my mind inside the confines of the parameters given to me.

Bookstore: I am cleaning up the back room in our family bookstore to make it easier to move around.

This is my last post for the weekend, so all I have to say is have a blessed day! Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My life and my Writing

Hello, so I thought it might be interesting to give a little background on my life and my writing. I originally started getting the idea to write from my sister. My sister started writing little stories when she was between 8 and 10 years old. I watched her do this and she could write pretty good mystery stories as a kid. I wanted to do it because I was a year younger than her and anything she did was cool. 

So what did I do? I copied her. Gasp, plagiarism right? No, don't worry, neither of us have published a story. Now I get permission to use her characters. Storm? Yeah, she was my sister's. Sometimes she asks me to use certain characters because I write them better. 

The first ones I tried were crappy romances. And mine were really crappy, whenever I find one I throw them away. I also tried Sci-Fi and I was really bad at that. And by Sci-Fi I mean Star Trek and Star Wars type things. Then I tried Fantasy, which I am okay at. I'm trying my hand at it again and I think I've a better idea of what I want to do with it. 

So, I tried a lot of stuff, even non-fiction. I tried to write a book about the life of an Evangelists kid, the life of a Pastor's kid, the life of a Home-schooler. Yeah, I've tried a lot. I love writing Dystopian because everyone has that little What If thing in the back of their minds. "What if ___ happened?"   "What if a Monarchy took over the states?" 

What is happening in my life right now? I'm writing a book (duh), attending college, volunteering at a bookstore, and trying to keep up with my sewing and knitting. I am not attending college for English, I am attending for American Sign Language and plan to transfer so I can become an Interpreter. 

I hope this has been informative! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Editing, compiling, writing woes.

Today I managed to compile almost ten chapters into two for my story because I realized if it were made into a book the text wouldn't be enough for one chapter. So I used a word document to figure out how many pages I needed. So my book of ten chapters went to a book of two. 

Now I am trying to figure out how to make my story so it will slow down a little bit so it doesn't seem like ten chapters passed in only two. Which seems to have happened in an unfortunate event. 

This story is difficult to write, but I'm determined to get through it. I think the most difficult thing for me right now is describing the surroundings of my characters and having character development. 

Thank you for reading today. I hope I can give another update sometime next week.  (=

Welcome and Cookie/Cache information for UK

Welcome to my blog! I am unsure if a UK visitor will be able to see this, but Google sometimes has "cookies" or "cache" on their stuff. I am not personally trying to slow down your computer with this nonsense, but alas, I am inclined to inform you. 
Because being sued for slowing a computer down isn't on my agenda. 

I am making this blogspot because I want to talk about the story I am writing. It is called "When the Sky Caught Fire" I have been working on this story for a couple years now but it's being updated on a website known as Inkkit. 

The prequel is also up and it's called "A Free America". 

I hope you enjoy my writing woes and updates!