Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Gray Sky. A Good Day.

Today is a good day. The exhaustion has taken a slight vacation, and, just maybe, it will decide to live wherever it has currently gone. It would be wonderful to be able to have good days again, filled with a semblance of energy and accomplishment. The past few days have been accomplished days, but in a totally different manner. They have been days where things have been accomplished on the computer, not in the house, visible to other people. Today has been an accomplished day in both areas - in the house and visible to others, as well as here on the computer and in the writing world.

My beautifully handsome drag queen has decided it is time s/he gets the story out of her life. Since it has been so long since Ms. Florentyne has been in the mind's eye things have changed, but only slightly. I can now see that the story is going to be probably a trilogy because everything that needs to happen can't happen, or really shouldn't happen in just one single book. Unless I am completely fooled, it would be a better idea to get it done in three - this way none of the story is rushed or crammed into one single volume and feeling cluttered. It all could happen in one novel. It is good to leave the current options open until we see how it is all going to work out.

It seems this particular novel can only be worked on when the writer, being me, feels like a human being.

The female love interest for our handsome drag queen has changed a little. She currently isn't a complete emotional basket case. Her life is changing, but it isn't just a mass of being swept from one place to another. It is changing because she wishes it to change. Her narration is more honest than it was in the first draft. She is the same person she was just more settled and active in the changes taking place in her world, life.

Yes, I understand these are direct reflections of the writer. Instead of making me feel like a complete ass, it is giving me pause to ponder and plot and proceed in telling the story more carefully. Her narration is helping me be more aware of different factors in peoples lives and how it affects those around them and how they make decisions. One thing I am considering with this particular version is that close to the end of this version there will be a slight hiatus while I am working in NaNoWriMo.

There is a reason for the madness of NaNoWriMo: The Narrator is going to be writing, possibly partaking in NaNoWriMo herself. Who knows, I may even write the NaNoWriMo piece under her name just to be silly. I may be able to do both, finish my handsome drag queen's story and do NaNoWriMo itself, but a novel in 30 days is almost impossible to do while working on other things, especially another novel! However, it might be possible.

Wow! It has been a while since I have felt good enough to be a writer and feel like one, too!

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