Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thoughts and Mind Clots

Hm. Well I keep forgetting to blog about stuff. Maybe because I lead a boring life or I just have too much going on to remember! I need a little je ne sais quoi in my life, I think.

Well I've decided I need to stop thinking of new potential story/novel ideas. I have this incessant problem where I start these great ones, and keep starting new ones, but have issues with finishing them. I need more self control, come on imagination, one thing at a time! But I guess it's better to keep thinking of things rather than not think of anything. Ok, lets be positive and look at the bright side, yada yada yada.

One of my MOST prized things ever has got to be the story ("novel") that my BFF and I have been writing for like the past 3 years. We used to do it in high school a lot (a different story) where we would pass this binder back and forth between classes and that one got up to over 600 written pages. Then a while after we graduated, we were like hey. We should do this again (through the fabulous technology of email, seeing as she was now living in Red Deer, me in Edmonton). So off we went, thought of an idea, started it, kept going. Now, we're on 'Part 3'. The first is over 200 pages typed, but apparently we weren't done with this idea and started part 2 which reached almost 300 pages typed and recently we have gone on to part 3. Why not make it a trilogy? Where was I... Right, so this story is like one of the things I hold very dear to me, mainly because we put so much effort into it and these characters have been with us for so long. Now, amongst writing Part 3, she is revising/editing the first part and I'm trying to do the 2nd. This is all between me writing my other stuff.

The title we've had since the beginning is X-Isle. It started as a temporary title, so we're not sure if we'll stick with it, but it makes the most sense because it's what we've called it all this time. It's stuck. Perhaps on my next blog I will try and do a summary of Part 1. And whoever is reading this will have to tell me if it sounds like something that would be interesting. I think we're actually thinking of SERIOUSLY trying to get it published. I mean, it's all there. Time, effort, much thought and many, many 'pow-wows' (this is what we call it when we phone each other and sit down to discuss what will happen next or any future ideas we have for 'the story'). Maybe after we're all done fixing and revising and tidying we will try. It's taking a while, me working full time, her working and being in school. But anyways, next blog I'll try to come up with a blurb on what it's about and maybe eventually I'll post a section of it on here. We shall see!

BTW, I've been looking around at maybe taking some writing courses. Eeks. I was an honor student all through high school and haven't gone to college yet. I kind of feel like it's a waste, but I mean I have a full time job that I usually enjoy so I hadn't really thought I needed to go to school. But now I'm thinking I'd like to do something for me, and for something that I would really like to do.

Well, I'm rambling now. Hopefully at least SOME of this made sense. If not, tough. It's who I am lol. I rarely make sense.

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