Hello everyone 🙂
For those that like the Star Trekkian openings I’ve put them away for now but am sure that they or some other fun thing will pop up in the future.
NaNoWriMo is over, lessons learned and I thought I would share my top lesson with all of you. After 80k of writing (50 for NaNo, 30 in prep) I have discovered that I’m in the wrong genre. Well, partially, and at least for this project. I came at the storyline as epic science fiction because that is what has played in my head since I was a kid. Great idea right. Well, no.
The reason it didn’t work is simple. While epic science fiction may be the movie that plays in my head it isn’t my passion. History. Myth. Legend. Archaeology. Philosophy. Those are my passions. Took me 80k words to figure it out, but hey, can’t be quick every day.
I’ve tossed out all but the core of the NaNo project and am reworking it as an Alternate Earth/Alternate History story. For those that read my Wednesday Designing from Bones posts I’m sure you can see how this is more in line with my personal passions then epic sci-fi. As time goes, I’ll be sharing bits and pieces of this new journey, new lessons learned and cool things I run into.
I’ve talked with my WWBC team leader, the fabulous Donna Newton, and she’s giving me time to reset. I put in 15-20 hours of research time since Wednesday gathering elements for the new story direction, historical aspects and where things can be “changed” (the heart of Alternate History) to create the story setting I know fits on an Alternate Earth. I’m hoping to compile all of this material and have a new logline by the end of the week.
I am participating in PlotWriMo and am up with the lessons for that one.
I’ve done the 1st of 32 treadmill walks for the Dec-Jan treadmill challenge that Marcia Richards and I are doing. The 2nd walk will be today. Wanted to do it yesterday and then spent 12 hours researching and lost track of the sun.
No more changes to the blog this week, between work, research and family I didn’t have many spare moments to work on it.
Hope your weeks were great ones and all the best for the one that awaits.