Tuesday, January 10, 2006

An unprecedented occurance

Well well well. For the first time ever I appear to be following through with all the big talk of fullfilling my New Years resolution. As a fellow once said, I have tickled The Muses tits and she has decided to produce. I'm telling you folks, this thing almost has a life of it's own, new ideas every other minute. I'm even having to carry round paper and pen when I'm out and about, so that I can jot everything down, lest I forget. I've never had to do that before.
I have started to get down a fairly decent back story to draw from, a pleasing plot outline and a few interesting characters. Still having trouble with the main protagonist though, but patience my boy, it'll come, it'll come.
If anyone reading this has any experience of writing and would like to offer some words of encouragement and/or advice, please feel free to post.
My brother appears to be having readers block at the moment. He is due to come over for a visit in a few days, hopefully by then I'll have something worthwhile to show him and maybe it'll renew his interest in the written word.
Oh well, better get some sleep in. Good night my fellows. Speak to you soon.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year

As is customary at the dawn of a new twelve month, my New Years resolution is to finish my novel. Although he doesn't know it, my brother provided the impetus for this endeavour.
I recently posted a very short story on my Ramblings blog, and he told me that he looked forward to reading the rest of it! Little did he know that what I had posted was all there was, and indeed all that I ever intended there to be. However, I have taken his comments and run with them, and I now have the basis for a much longer story that I hope will one day become a novel. Wish me luck and watch this space...