tricksters_queen: Taken at an Imogen Heap concert I went to (Lifeline)
I was doing a lot of writing, recently. I finally started reading again, which means the writing will taper off for a bit. I'm currently enjoying the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles, Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. It's a series that deals mostly with Celtic mythology but, I kid you not, my 2nd favorite trickster, Coyote, is mentioned on page two. Page two! How awesome is that? ::grins:: I have about 4 or 5 stories brewing in my brain, but since I couldn't decide which one to start working on, I decided to start reading again and give myself a break...and a little time to work the creativity out on where to start. :) Hearne's sense of humor has made me laugh out loud, which I love doing when I'm reading a book. Scare the normals, intrigue the not-so-normals, you get the idea.

Other than my reading/writing schtick, I have also been back into music. Thank the Highones for that, I was beginning to worry. I'm working on mixed cd's, and I'm having a blast with it. They are themed, for the most part, which has been not only enjoyable, but entertaining. Having concepts for a musical soundtrack is a lot of fun. Creating titles for those themes? Almost better. I mean, let's see, I did Loki's Lexicon: The Lyrics of Legends & Liars, and completed Venus Aphrodite's Aphrodisiac Volume: Voluptuous Arias & Alluring Vocals. I enjoy alliteration, clearly. Coming up with clever titles is a lot of fun for me. I'm working on a Puck cd, a Coyote one, one for Raven, Mars Ares, Cupid Eros, and Fox, all with interesting titles to go along. Oh, and then there's the Wonderland cd concept I came up with, which has been entirely entertaining in it's own right. It's quite a lot of work, actually...but it's stress-free work, and I've been going at it like I have a fire under me. I've also found 3 new, interesting artists, which always makes me happy.

I think that'll be all for right now. Heading off! :)

Let It Be

May. 12th, 2010 03:28 pm
tricksters_queen: "pretty" does not mean "safe" - which most of Royo's work makes me think of (Royo)
Okay, I was in a great mood earlier, and suddenly I feel about ready to cry. Which is odd, to say the least.

You know the scene I was talking about in the last post, the one I was wondering if I needed to scrap? Now I'm not so sure. It might survive and just get moved to a little later down the line with some radical changes. Radical changes are all I've done since I started this re-write, so the only thing that's new to this idea is moving it from it's current position to some other place in the story.

::sigh:: I'm trying to figure out how to proceed. I've gotten desperate: I'm attempting to write out an outline. Outlines are things I was taught about in school, but found little (read no) practical use for throughout my entire school career. The only time I used one was for a class where I was actually required to turn it in for credit, and it was due before the paper. If I remember correctly, I went ahead and wrote the paper and then went back to write out an outline for it to hand in. ::shrugs::

Outlines are fine things, or so I'm told by another friend of mine who's writing. I know it's supposed to tell you where you're going. ::laughter:: Which is why it's so odd that I've only ever written one AFTER finishing the project. And for this go 'round, I have to write down an outline for the scenes I've all ready completed...but the reason I'm putting myself through this hell (and for me, believe me, it really is), is because I am hoping it will help me with the idea explosion I've gone through. I need to figure out where the information should go to be the most...well, informative...and to maximum effect on the reader. I have never been good at planning something out in this particular way. I see where it's going in my head, but for some reason, trying to write it down in short form for an outline is really difficult for me. I think it's a part of the craft I really should work on. Because right now, without an outline, I'm actually stuck, and it sucks.

Maybe my husband is right, and I should take a break from writing for a little bit. I've been so obsessive with it that I've hardly done anything else. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to finish reading The Red Pyramid, but I cranked it out in only 2 days, and that's only because I wasn't concentrating on reading it all that much. I have the next Sookie Stackhouse book at home, too, so maybe I should start reading that... ::laughter:: Of course, that will probably get finished just as quickly. I want reinforcements! ::laughter:: Or something.

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