Friday, 30 December 2011

Time For A Story

First off, I really hate to bring it up, I really do, but I was self-deprecating again. I don't mean to do it so much, I'm just not used to being good at something, and having people enjoy what I do. When you've been depressed for a majority of your life, and think you suck at everything before even trying, it's hard to break that cycle. This is NOT an apology, this is an explanation. Hopefully I'll cut back on the apologies.

I mentioned before that I finally wrote some more in my first major book but what you might not know, or probably won't know, is that I also started working on another book. I know it's probably stupid to work on two books at once, but I'm thinking this is just going to me more of a novella anyway, plus it lowers burning out on my first book. If I feel worn out by my first book I just write some more in my other one. Anyway, I actually thanks to two people for this book. Though sadly I cannot thank one of them just yet, because if I did it would ruin a major plot point. I WILL GIVE NO SPOILERS! Though I suppose if it became a published work I'd probably have to include it in the blurb -_- If I ever do release something, that's what I'll have the most trouble with. The blurb. You have to give some secrets away to get people hooked and wanting to read.

I also owe thanks to R.gers, who gave me the idea to make it sci-fi. I was asking for ideas on short stories and he told me that I should consider Sci-fi. I love the genre too and I hope to make it work.

I suppose I also need to give a supplemental shout to to Kbbuddingwriter, who gave me the third and final idea. Or at least who I'm crediting for it. Kb runs a story every week. I also actually plan to do the same with this for as long as I can. On Saturdays, starting from NEXT Saturday (expect usual lolsy pictures tomorrow) I will be putting up bits from this story. It is my hope that by doing this, I will be able to stay on top of it, and make sure I get it written. I don't know how long it will last, but when I am done, I would love to be able to compile it all, and publish it as an ebook. Though part of me wants to make my original book, well, my original book.

I wonder if I'll have to class this book as a collaboration effort between me and all my readers, let's face it if I change anything based on your criticism, you will be part of it.

In case you're wondering I already have four chapters down, so I have some time to think more and write more before it becomes "OH GOD IT'S NEARLY SATURDAY AND I HAVEN'T WRITTEN ANYTHING YET OH GOD OH GOD NO"

28 comments:

  1. How exciting that you are writing a book. I dont think I ever will although for a time I was writing short stories. Although I should never say never.

    On a side note, I got a friend to stop issuing unnecessary apologies by charging her a chocolate bar each time...perhaps I need to fine you is you keep doing it :P

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  2. @Mynx I'd like to see you try. I possess little chocolate, and you couldn't confiscate it from me anyway. I've written a fair amount of short stories, I think those were what made me want to go for something big here.

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  3. Sounds like a good plan! I hope to learn all about your story.

    As for having to credit people, I don't think you have to legally (but should morally).

    I remember being a kid and hearing storys of writers not getting credit for there work cause of producers demanding to get credit for the work and of people complaining that cartoonist friends of theirs where ripping off there life in there cartoon.

    So its always a blurry line with what is whos!

    Everythings been done before (someones said that before)

    And people get inspired by so much that they see! (I've made comics where a charictors outfit is based on an outfit in a music video and the characters name is the first name of an actor I thought was lame and many of the jokes where ripped off of events that happened to me and my friends!)

    Who did what is almost irrelivent! Its who put it together and actually made it!

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  4. @Bersercules AHHH SO MUCH COMMENT! I have too many morals and yet not enough. Yes that's possible. Though that is a good message right there at the end :) When it comes to my first book I will have to credit a friend because she helped me with the names, I wanted each of them to have an underlying meaning. Plus there was a fair amount of music that inspired it. I'll credit that mostly because I want other people to check out that music. With this new one though I just have to thank a person or two for the idea. I stole most of the names and the situation is as unique as I can make it.

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  5. Congrats on starting a second book! I completely agree with your logic about writing it so as to not get burnt out on the first one. Looking forward to reading your snippets from them.

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  6. Look forward to seeing what its about, but don't force it out. Take the time to make it something you can be proud of.

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  7. I do the self-deprecating thing too sometimes. But I can assure you that you don't suck at everything!

    Also, deadlines are a good idea, but don't pressure yourself into keeping to a schedule so that writing becomes a chore. (See what that did to my blog? :D) But best of luck and looking forward to reading excerpts!

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  8. @JOutlaw Cheers. I think it will help me to keep up with both of them, as they are two entirely different stories with very different settings.

    @JDC I tend to just barf words on to a page really.

    @The Rambler I suck at plenty of things lol. (cue dirty joke). Thanks, I try not to put too many deadlines on myself and to be honest I probably should do that. I think your blog was crazier when you just updated all day erry day.

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  9. Cant wait for the book.... i ahvent really read ur first one tough....

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  10. I think it's great that you're doing this. There's no law that says you can't write two books at once. I can't imagine James Patterson writing one at a time considering he publishes a gazillion books a year. You might be onto something there. And don't apologize for being you. Write whatever you want and the hell with what some might think. Be true to yourself!! Can't wait to hear more on these books.

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  11. @Naven Presad No one has lol. Though I have some short stories up here if you're interested.

    @Bouncin' Barb I also wonder how Stephen King does it, but the words "Ghost writer" have come up more than once.

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  12. I tried writing a book for NaNoWriMo once. Good luck. My advice: just keep writing. Crank out pages every day and you'll eventually find that you have something substantial.

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  13. I am really looking forward to it! Happy new years friend! :)

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  14. @Mr. Wheeler I didn't take part in NaNo, I just didn't want to really. I'm writing as much as I can and trying to stay as far ahead as possible though, that's for sure.

    @BragonDorn Happy new years yourself, hope you like it.

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  15. Hee, looking forward to seeing what you've got written down already! Also, don't take our criticism too seriously, we're no experts either. If you think something's good the way it is, keep it that way. Maybe come back to it later to objectively look at it, but don't dwell on it too long. Go with the flow!

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  16. @Fang I hope you like it. You are someone who's opinion matters to me, writing things yourself and all.

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  17. Great job good luck with the next four!

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  18. I sense a potentially kick-ass blog here. Will follow.

    Good luck with the writing process, I know a person who is a really awesome writer, he's really creative too, yet he's too lazy to ever finish any of the hundreds of works he's started on. I don't know exactly how you feel about the writing process, but I understand that it's a very time-consuming and at times frustrating experience.

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  19. @Baur You have confused me sir. Well done.

    @The Beholder Cheers for following. It can be time consuming, and I've experienced a bit of frustration, but most of both of those comes with planning. I'm not much of a planner, I'm just hoping to make enough notes to not get mixed up.

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  20. I think it is actually a good idea for a writer to work on several projects at once. That way if you get stuck in a rut on one of the projects, you can try working on the other one. Kind of keeps the creative process flowing.

    I also have the problem of apologizing for being depressed. Actually, most of the time i am being self-deprecating, and people complain I am being depressing, and dragging them down. I do not like when they do this, and would like to hit them over the head with a baloney sandwich, but my psychiatrist Dr. Bernard Fungus, says that this would be...impolite. (Ok, I made that very last part up.)

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  21. @Jimmy Fungus That was what I thought really at the time. I also get a bit of schtick for being too apologetic, but people know I'm just being me, as much as I don't like to be me lol.

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  22. You write even more than I do. That's amazing.

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  23. @Miss Sassy Pants Nah you write for a newspaper, I think you write more than me.

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  24. Thanks for the shout-out bro! I'd love to see your writing over here.

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  25. @Kbbuddingwriter Well cheers for the idea. Hope you like it.

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  26. Writing 2 books? Man you must be busy!

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  27. @Workingdan Even with how much I write for here, how much I read on here, and how much I write off of here, I'm still not all that busy.

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