Author: JamieKate
•5:25 PM
Alright, alright, alright. So I've been a blog slacker lately. Can you tell? Blog. Slacker. But no one's reading as of right now anyway, and I'm the only one who needs to forgive me. Except I have drastic problems with forgiving myself a lot of the time. But that's another story.

ANYWAY. I've plowed through that awful scene that took so many weeks, and I'm now onto the final scene which has taken one week so far and is now suspended in midair thanks to a general lack of motivation and wanting to finish the baby I've been working on for months. I don't know what the last scene needs to say, and I'm way too indecisive to decide. I know the themes of my book. I know what I want the scene to look like. I suppose I just have to force myself to write it at some point. Blech.

In other news, I've thought up a new story idea, and I'm very excited with its inherent possibilities. The only problems are:

  •  Time sequencing (I have a ton of ideas, but I have no idea in which order to put them in) 
  •  The story's completely out of my normal box of historical fiction. It's so contemporary that I might have to start paying attention to the news again. But it's amazing! Or I think it is. Le sigh.
  • I'm indecisive (again) and I can't make definitive choices about the cause of the protagonist's magical powers. Random mutations, like X-men? But is that cheating/cliche? Government-run experimentation, Orwell style? Just plain inexplicable magical gifts? 
I feel like I need someone to talk all this stuff over with, even if I come to the same conclusions or problems I still had before, I will have reinforced my ideas by debating over them with someone. But people I know are either not creative, creative in the wrong respects (and I don't mean that offensively), or way too busy to talk to.

Problems, problems, everywhere, but not a solution to drink. I just mauled Coleridge.
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On December 6, 2009 at 12:48 PM , sunrabbit said...

A fellow historical fiction writer with a love of England and romance? I am glad you found Letters! Thanks for the follow. :) As for your current issues, they remind me of the work of another author of my acquaintance who writes in modern times about magic and generally includes a lot of action. Check out his blog:
(And don't worry about mauling Coleridge--I'm sure he had writer's block from time to time, he'd understand.)

On December 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM , K.M. Weiland said...

I'm having lots of fun (tongue-in-cheek fun ;) with the time sequencing in my WIP, so I feel your pain!

That's wonderful that you're exploring new genres. I think you'll find that doing so opens up all kinds of horizons in your writing. The possibilities are endless!

On December 14, 2009 at 6:03 PM , Kat Riddell said...

i would be willing to have you bounce ideas off me :)

On December 31, 2009 at 6:23 PM , JamieKate said...

I DID NOT EVEN NOTICE I HAD COMMENTS. This is marvelous. People have read my blog. I am overjoyed! Thank you, people! :D