Slowly the story develops into more than its bare basic premise. Unfortunately the keyword here is “slowly.” Shards and threads, scattered all across the story exist both in my mind and (albeit to a lesser extent) on paper, surrounding a number of focus points within the story I want to move towards. What’s missing, though, is coherence, some factor that is able to fuse all the loose fragments together and turn it into one solid piece. Normally this wouldn’t be too much of a problem. Last year I managed to use the characters, factions and world – all of which I had very clearly set up in my mind – to make up for the uncompleted plot and write as I went. Right now, I only have a general idea of both the plot and the story’s aforementioned main components. With only a week before the big start, I’m not exactly in the position I’d hoped to be in by now.
Yes, it’s slow going at the moment, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least slightly worried. Despite that, though, I mostly have a good feeling about this. Last year I had less than a week to set everything up and still came out victorious in the end. Like with many writing obstacles I’ve faced before I feel this one is far from insurmountable. Nothing a good dose of focus and discipline won’t solve, right? Let’s get to work! Or, as a certain Chinese general would say:
More (or actual) progress and details about the story will be coming in the upcoming posts this week. Hopefully you’ll stay with me with as I continue on this road and get my things ready for the big journey in November! ^_^