This is a sticking point with the previous story here. So I’m off trying to recapture the direction of the story to date. Random things keep firing in my mind as I’m trying to let this same mental morass clear the way for a continuation of the story. I had a thought that asked the question, ‘what would the world be like if a conspiracy like the Illuminati were real and they did conquer the world economically.’ What would society be like? How far out would the truth be known and how?
I think this is where the story’s looking at going, even though it’s simply supposed to be a alien invasion story. The twist being ‘what if the invasion is fake, so certain people are not looking at the right place and at the right time.’
Another post with a lag between. I apologize for that. I’ve started some stories, but haven’t found one yet that’s called me to finish it. It’s a bit like making characters in MMO games for me. There are times when the character swaggers out of the mists of creation fully formed, with a goal, a personality, and a full and rich background. Other times it make take rounds of play and many hours of pondering to finally piece together the character. And still, there are some that for whatever reason, are so vague, that no amount of creative brainstorming can seem to come up with a way to create a viable personality, and goal to make a character enjoyable. When that happens, it’s laid aside, in hopes that something will give it the spark of life. I keep my fingers crossed.
I find that when I’m working on a story, I get a snag trying to figure out where a scene is going. If I can’t figure it out right away, I’ll start writing random words, or start a new story and give my mind a chance to try and unravel the knot. I think this is why I have so many unfinished ones. 🙂
This question I’m sure comes up a lot for people to ask authors, and authors to answer. “How did you write your book?” I know with some authors, everything is sketched out beforehand, then elaborated and cleaned up as it is written. Others, like me, tend to just start writing and the story goes where it will. Both work. Just because you can’t write like your favorite author should tell you something. You’re not that person. Write to tell a story your way. It takes time and practice. It’s worth it in the end.
I’ve found all the effort behind the scenes to be a real education. The publishers asked, and helped me get these sites set up in Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and here. The idea is to introduce myself, quirks and all, to people, and get you all curious about the crazy person behind the screen. 😉 Seriously though, publishing a book is a lot of work for all involved. This is just one part, trying to create interest. I freely admit to not being the best or most experienced poster. So this is education in itself, which is exciting and frustrating for me. I’m a very shy person in real life so getting me on something like this is akin to walking nude in public. Anyways, to those who read this, thanks for sharing a bit of your day. 🙂