You've seen my header, and you may heard me mention writing a few times. But I've never felt more like a writer than I do right now.
I have been stuck in the pre-writing and conceptualizing for the same story for over a year. GASPS Most people would put me in the same category as all those people who always say that one day they will write a novel then never do. I have mile long list of excuses why it is taking me so long.
Over the holiday break, I was reading Orson Scott Card's book on Character and Viewpoint, and he points out that some people can jump right in and others take years to develop the story before writing a page. He tends to be the later (he says). Well evidently so am I.
I have had this concept milling around like a rolling stone. I have been trying to work out the bumps and form it into some thing that I could put into words.
Well today I laid my precious princess down for a nap and I put 2000 words worth down into one of my most captivating scenes.
I spent hours in the car riding/driving from Virginia to Texas. During that time, I was mentally writing and editing concepts and ideas. Really visualizing the scenes. I got to a scene that I couldn't wait to write. It isn't even from the beginning of story. But it had me excited. I have almost the whole scene typed up. I'm excited.
What if your style for writing? (If you aren't a writer, how to you approach planning a party.) Do you mill out the details? Or do you jump in? Do you start at the beginning? Or do you jump around and organize it in your edits?
Also, I have plans to attend LDStorymaker Conference this year in Provo. Is anyone else going? And are any of you Utah girls interested in attending a Bloggers in the Real World lunch?