Monday, November 17, 2014

The Troubles of Writing

When I first thought of the idea to write a book, I thought, it would be a piece of cake. You basically just come up with a story you want to write about, and you start writing, right? Wrong, the problem is that yes, I have a picture in my head of what the general plot of the story is going to be, but when I first started writing the first chapter of the book I had trouble getting that picture into words on the page. Whatever I wrote didn't really convey what I wanted the reader to see, I spent hours tweaking every other sentence just to get a couple paragraphs to sound right. So, then I decided, it doesn't matter what it sounds like, I should just write the entire chapter or chapters down and then when I was finished I could go back and edit it and make it just right.
However, when I started just writing ideas down on the page I would have trouble getting the little things that I was writing now and the ideas that I had for where the book was to end up to add up. Because I would keep coming up with awesome little details to add to the book but then the details wouldn't add up and there would be holes in my story. Its like I wanted one plus one to equal two but then decide that I wanted it to be two plus one or one plus three, would I eventually end up with the end result of one or would I have to change the answer. That is how confusing it felt to me, and so I decided I would spend the first week coming up with the background of the characters and the setting. So when I started writing again this week, I didn't have to deal with my wandering imagination.

Monday, November 10, 2014

My First Blog Post

For my twenty time project, I'm going to write a book. Ever since I was even smaller than I currently am, I've loved reading. There was that one book, that really got me started reading. But reading was always "uncool,"that plus the amount of schoolwork, gradually lessened my reading. Though I was always amazed by how books could totally engross my attention and stretch my imagination. I've always wanted to write a book that would inspire kids to start reading as I was inspired when I was young, but I've never had the time to fully form an idea nor actually start writing, now I do.
I haven't really figured out the entire plot and characters I'm going to write about but I have a general idea of what it's going to be about. The goal for the rest of the year is that I'm going to try to finish about a chapter a week or every other week and hopefully by the end of the year the book will be mostly finished. So I can finish the book over the summer and maybe publish it. So that's my plan and I will post again next week.