If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
– Albert Einstein
I love that quote.
Let’s face it; none of us really know what we’re doing. Life is research. That’s what makes it so perfect. It’s a jumbled imperfect mess of emotions and desires and strangeness. Its love, pain, and confusion and needs, uncertainty, fear and happiness and complexities that you can’t always put words to.
That’s one I’m particularly bad at; putting words to what I feel. Articulating what goes on in my head is not the simplest thing and if it’s attached to an emotion, I’m doomed. I get too wordy and people most likely get irked and move on.
So how then, am I planning on becoming an author? I suppose it’s one of those ever conflicting contradictions I play home to. I don’t have that problem with my writing. It all just comes to me, but then again that’s because what I’m writing isn’t about me, isn’t it?
Jumping around – because I’m quite indecisive today… I’ve been told that I should tell people what’s going on with me, that people want to know how my writing is going and what else is going on in my slice of life. Well, okey dokey, I suppose I could do that. I’ll stick to what’s new.
- I’ve axed my WIP #2, as it became doomed once I had to delete over fifty pages. I rewrote the first chapter and a completely new character formed. I love her personality but I have no plot to go with her. So – backburner for now.
- Instead, there’s another story I can’t wait to begin writing. This will now be my WIP #2. I’ve done more in depth plotting than I’ve done before and I’m confident that it will make writing easier and allow me to keep the enthusiasm. Like I said on WANAtribe, when I have my plot down, I’m thinking I can’t wait to write this instead of what am I going to write next?
I need to do some in depth character building before I get to the writing however.
I’ve never done anything with character building before (no stoning me – this will only be my second and third novel) and I like the idea of it.
- WIP #1 is a difficult one to describe right now. I’ve recently discovered that I chickened out and didn’t write the truth of the story – I will have lots to do in revisions. Also, I didn’t do any character building before I began writing it and I’m feeling the repercussions now. That too will add to longer revisions.
But I’m more excited about writing it and doing the characters justice, now that I know I’ll be getting out what I should have been the first go around.
Hindsight is 20/20.
Also, I’m no photographer, but I love taking pictures. A dragonfly meandered into the backyard a few days ago and I took a few pictures. The rest came out with the colors showing but the sun wasn’t beaming me in the face for three of them and so all I got was a shadow effect. Two are below – I really like the detail of the wings that shows. I loved dragonflies as a child and used to collect dead ones that I found.
And that sounds really creepy.
Lastly, I joined WANAtribe a few days ago. Has anyone else decided to join? Its for all creative types; bloggers, authors, artists, photographers, etc. A place where we can all join tribes, jabber amongst ourselves, and let creativity and inspiration breed. I’m loving it so far.
I hope none of you are as indecisive as me today! 😀