The Process of Angst: A Writer's Blog

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Writing Update

Current projects

#1: The Lonely Light (working title)
Type: original fantasy novel (hopefully)
Progress: roughly 35,000 words across three drafts, most of them unusable; 924 words in current draft
Thoughts: At this point, I'm wondering if there's someone (or something) that doesn't want this thing to be written. I have the first part thought out pretty well; the second part has a good framework but some murky plot bits. Unfortunately, it's those murky bits that seem to be preventing me from getting the thing down on paper, thus why I'm blogging about it rather than actually writing it.
Likes: main characters, werewolf pack, town mage
Dislikes: slow pace, having to re-start so many times, not having enough time to work on it and really live in the story

#2: sequel to "Second Chances"
Type: fanfiction, post-Myst IV
Progress: still in the brainstorming stages
Thoughts: I'm probably crazy for even considering this. The first story ate my writing life for much longer than I intended, though I did enjoy writing it. Frankly, I think the only reason I'm entertaining the idea of writing a sequel is to explore a romance between two of the characters. Not necessarily a bad reason, per se, but a silly one. I have a plot. I could make it work. I just have to decide if it's really worth the time.
Likes: romance, a chance to use my OC again
Dislikes: the fact that this is yet another distraction from le novel (above)

Quote of the moment: "Idiots are fun. No wonder every village wants one." ~ House