“is everybody going crazy”
[RNDM #3] Firework
Monday, November 8, 2010 || 10:18 AM
I think I'll stop posting the progress of my novel here and leave it at that. I've actually written a little bit more and the dialogue's started at last. To be honest, I always find it tricky when writing dialogue because you're describing the flow of conversation between two or more people. All at once, you have to be sure the reader is aware of the topic of conversation and isn't confused about who is saying what. Of course, dialogue can get boring if one keeps using the conventional "he said" or "she said". Anyway, I'll most likely go back and change a few things up but I'm pretty happy with what I have so far.
I'm far behind everyone else in NaNo but it doesn't bother me too much to be honest. I'm just glad that I've finally found the drive to start writing at all. I'm currently updating Arielle and Ms. Santiago with my progress but this is because I want both their opinions on it. Arielle because she's honest and she's reading it from a regular teenager's perspective. Ms. Santiago because she's an English teacher and really good about editing and putting forth more ideas. I'm contemplating on whether or not to add a third party but I think I'll keep it like this for now. I'd rather surprise others with what comes out rather than show them now.
I've finally found the value in brainstorming as well ever since I started writing this novel. I used to always just write freely, no planning ahead or anything. If my school work ever required the process work (meaning the brainstorming and plot planning) I would always do it after I've actually written my piece. But now, I have to develop the main plot, various sub plots, character backgrounds, character features, the layout of places, and where I want to take the story in general. To be honest, I thought that I was prepared for this month's writing but it turns out that I've had to do even more planning when this started as well. It's as if I'm planning as I go along really. Nonetheless, I have a very strong idea of where my story's going to go and now it's a matter of getting there.
In other news, I'm sitting in the Library at school and it appears as if I'm doing work but in reality I'm whipping up this post. I've been continuously pimping out my new graphics community on livejournal but to no avail. It's been a while since I've made graphics to showcase to people. I've been trying to self-teach typography and other little tidbits in Photoshop. I think it's safe to say that I've pulled a lot from those times and I guess I just felt like going back to the root of it all and hopefully I'll be able to successfully showcase that to an actual audience.
Anyway, I feel an idea coming on so I'm going to start writing again.