Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Writing again...

My editing isn't going as smoothly as I wanted and I've been distracted by other writing projects, but at least that means I'm writing again, which is good.

So, based on that recent phase I went through with Pitch Black, I started scribbling with a character history in mind, tentatively calling the whole thing "Jail Bird".

Yet, this project seems to be expanding without my consent. After having just brainstormed for a bit on that particular idea, I found a prompt on the Cool Bits generator and decided to try and hash out a short story. Thing is, the short story idea that popped into my head is the perfect companion story to "Jail Bird", as sort of an in-between-quel. And it could stand alone because it involves a character who leaves "Jail Bird" for a time and none of the events really tie back into the main story beyond containing some of the main characters. Basically, it's that character's exploits in the period between rejoining "Jail Bird".

So the question is: should I try to write both of these pieces at once? I am sorely tempted. I want to be writing again. I guess I'll take a stab at it and see how it turns out, no?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Editing be my bane...

Gah, editing is bringing back into full view how slow the pace of my first few chapter. *sigh* It was pretty slow.

Yeah... Reeally slow... So the problem is to figure out how to get the information in those chapters (which is fairly important to Red and Quina's relationship) into the second draft without being so mind-numbingly boring.

Anyway, also started writing out a monologue/prologue-type thing based on a burst of inspiration from Pitch Black (seriously, I've watched this movie like three or four times in the past few days... it's not the greatest movie I've ever seen, but for some reason I really like it... brain mush?) and actually have an idea for it, but I feel guilty coming up with it when I'm supposed to be editing.