Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Meet the characters

Hi All (I know, I'm so sad)

What I'm Listening To: Grenade- Bruno Mars

Today I checked my blogger profile and saw that I had 24 views!!! When I logged off yesterday I was at 8 (all me). I'm assuming that posting the link to on my AW signature got me a couple of views!(what up peeps!!) Today I decided to introduce you to a couple of characters in my WIPs (or maybe just one)

SEB- Titular (isn't that a funny word to say...titular) character in The Aventures of SEB. He's a 13-year old boy who is sweet, kind and an all around good kid (which is unusual for 13 yr old boys...I kid). He is chosen to be the emissary to Faerie World, which is really unusal. He has no amazing super powers or magical ability (to date) and has to learn to fend for himself in a world that is completely new to him. He does well though, beacause he is open to all experiences and willing to experience them to the fullest. I'm a bit worried about SEB because I'm thinking that he may begin to come across as too laidback and maybe even a little dumb, because he doesn't tend to over-react to amazing situations, but hopefully readers realise that's a part of his magic allowing life to happen, not necessarily to happen to you but to let it flow around and through you without always wondering about the outcomes and the numbers and the questions.

Whew, that came out kinda ok. So from now on I'll try to end all my post with a question. Give some information about a character in your current WIP/Novel. What do you worry about? Do you think that the reader will 'get them'?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Primera Posta (First Post in Laura-nese)

Hello to my millions of followers (I'm projecting),

What I'm listening to : Bonfire-Childish Gambino

This is the first post in my writing blog, I have always wanted to be a writer I suppose, actually it'as more like I was always a writer, throughout school it just came naturally to me and it was easy, creative writing was my best class. Now that I'm attempting to do full-length works, it's become clear to me that talent can only carry you so far (which isn't far at all if you were wondering). My ADHD addled brain is struggling with the disciplinary aspect of writing. For anyone out there who thinks that having a great idea and typing a couple of words is all you need to write a novel, please excuse my while i cackle in your face. Loudly. I have two WIPs (works-in progress)

The Adventures of SEB - MG Fantasy

The Reluctant Saviour - New Adult Fantsy

The amount of word I written? 3k and 7k respectively. Pitiful I know. But I'm really trying to do better mom, I promise. I'm actively working on SEB,  doing some outlining (normally I'm a total pantser) and I've become an active member on AW. The outlining thing might just to prove my saviour. Of course my version of outlining is nothing that I'd ever share with anyone else because it's so scattered and crazy, but it's help my idea process tons. 

So anyhoo I hope you all (snort) follow me on my journey from zero to hero, from first draft to published work. Hold on tight.