Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More on Openings

I finally got through my opening of Starcaster and have been going back through the whole thing, tweaking the plot and taking notes. I wanted the opening to be 2000 words, but it ended up being over 3000. I will definitely work on it again, but for now I need to press on and get the second (third?) draft done.

I'm also fighting a hankering to create something new again. I threw myself a bone last month by writing "Spin," but I think I need another bone. "Spin" is a twist on Sleeping Beauty; now I'm working on a twist on Snow White. It's turning out to be surprisingly action-packed; much more so than "Spin." It may even get sexy.

5 comments:

  1. I don't know how you do it! Write, family, blog, work, review . . . Do you have much in the way of leisure time? Does you day start off in high gear and then run at full speed the rest?

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  2. Writing is my leisure time! I've never been one to watch TV, and when I'm reading, my daughter is happy because she knows she can interrupt me at any time.

    I guess I don't like being idle. I don't really consider my life stressful.

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  3. I see! You sound like my sister Diann. She constantly keeps moving with some craft or organizational task. A sampling of her work is on her website www.diannizzie.com.
    She paints, sculps, knits or just creates artwork out of random objects (cd's and phone wire).

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  4. I like your "twist on fairy tale" ideas. Don't fight that hankering--the creation is, after all, the part that gives you all the stuff to tweak and edit later!

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  5. Thanks!! Now I need to get to work on my action-packed Snow White! (Which actually focuses more on the prince.)

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