The Process of Angst: A Writer's Blog

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Update #10

Current Projects

#1 The Lonely Light (working title)
Type: original fantasy novel
Progress: about 2,000 new words in a later part of part 2
Thoughts: I've never skipped ahead and written a later part of a story before. I've always been too afraid of how I was going to connect it all up. However, going ahead and writing a part of the story that I'm not so familiar with is turning out to be a good thing. I'm more excited about writing it, and I think working on a bit where the characters already know each other fairly well is going to help me more with character development than the bits where they're meeting initially.
Likes: Miriam. Derek and Phyllis's interactions. Tristan.
Dislikes: I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, for this bit to run out of steam. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when that happens.

#2 "Aftermath" (sequel to "Colors of Grief")
Type: Harry Potter fanfiction, AU after the final battle with Voldemort
Progress: chapter 1 posted, chapter 2 in the works
Thoughts: I haven't had a whole lot of time to work on this recently, but I'm getting a few more plot ideas that I think will help pull the story together.
Likes: Fred and George, the fact that Hermione and Neville are practically glued together for the moment, picking on Moody's paranoia
Dislikes: I feel like, at times, I'm writing in things that aren't necessary just for the sake of length. I'm trying to work it so that those things help with the flow of the story or offer information rather than just being there.

Quote of the Moment: "You've been doing your job with all the efficiency of a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest!" ~ Colonel Potter, M*A*S*H season 8