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The Unnecessary Backstory (the beginning)

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Creation

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring is such a great time of year for creating. I just changed a huge part of my book, because I realized it wasn't a hugely important part, and my characters were far too focused on it. I realized I needed to re-write the last few pages, because the story was feeling really rushed. I realized that I absolutely love the way its coming out, besides that rushed section.

Remember when I said I wasn't sure if I was making progress? Well, in the past few days I've written 500 brand new words. I've re-written 3 scenes so far, and even though I cut a lot out, that part is about 1000 words longer than it was before, too. I'm going to call it progress.

I had fallen into the "telling, not showing" trap. I fixed that mess up a lot.

I've been doing other kinds of creating too. I recently designed the layout and photshopped a banner for a friend's blog. I'm thinking about re-doing my own blog from scratch too. Maybe not. I am sorta in love with this layout. Maybe I'll take on a big project and do a desktop background for myself. Or maybe not.

I've started DRAWING again. I'm not the best with a pencil, but it's nice. The only thing I'm even moderately good at are people. Faces, actually. I can't draw bodies at all. But I can sketch a decent portrait, and I'm enjoying it.

I've been dying to get my hands on some beads, wire, and various other jewelry-making things. Somehow, my sisters managed to steal all that stuff before I moved, and now I have nothing. I want to get back into that.

This creative energy makes me feel SO good. And each time I do something nice, I get all happy. This happens every spring, but I can never get sick of this rush. :D

1 comments:

Teri S. said...

Wow, that's terrible. Sometimes I really think people ought to have to take a test before they are allowed to become parents!

April 1, 2010 at 4:05 PM

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