I’ve been thinking more about my goals, and how I can incorporate working on some of the issues I have while maximising my fun over the coming weeks. I’m ready to tackle some things I’ve been putting off and am in the right ‘no fear and no holding back’ frame of mind to do so.
I tried to avoid this. I really did. I’ve been putting Delaney off for so long now that it’s getting beyond a joke. She’s waiting patiently for me, though always rattling her cage when an opportunity comes up and I’m trying to ignore her.
Damn you Delaney.
I was still trying to ignore you. I want you to stop tempting me with your interesting world and weird ass family. I have been trying hard not to think of the mysteries your life entails. I’ve been confused and fearful about just how to approach you because quite frankly my dear, in some ways you are the anti-me.
So anyways, back to the goal thing… I can’t ignore her any more. I had another goal set up in this place until about 5 minutes ago when Delaney came knocking again. Everything was planned, I was going to write four stories developing a new culture for a fantasy novel in the works. It was going to be great.
But it wasn’t going to be Delaney.
For the first four week block I shall be exploring her world. I might not be jumping for joy about it right this minute but there is a coil of nerves and excitement inside me. This could possibly be my most unique character/story yet and by gods am I afraid I’m going to mess it up.
No fear, no boundaries. No putting things off.
I’ll write four short stories: One about her entrance into the world. One exploring Father. One about her training/Family life. And one exploring how she goes about the role, as assigned by Father that is. Whores for a cause, anyone? It cracks me up to think of her as that. Oops, she’s glaring at me so I better post this before I get in trouble.
Writing action stories:
I’ve been reading some lately and watched a few action movies, and boy, I want to get into the middle of things and get my characters roughed up. I want to get caught up in the action and see where it might take me. It’s not something I’ve done much of, as I tend to focus more on emotion/character stuff, so it will be an interesting experiment. I don’t have any ideas for these stories just yet, but I figure I have some time up my sleeve.
I plan to write one story each week, based on different characters in the same piece of action. I’ll have a better idea of just what that action will be by the time we get to this block, and will post more details at the start of it.
I have written ONE piece of flash fiction and it was a lot of fun. I loved having so few words at my disposal and I think it’s a really valuable skill to be able to write such short stories. It forces you to get right to the essence of it. I want to explore this type of writing some more.
So I’ll write four pieces of flash fiction, tied together by genre. Probably horror. I’ll flesh this out more as we get closer to it, or if I make it!
There we go. Three sets of things to work on, with ample room for ideas to sprout over the coming weeks. I think it will be easy enough to address my issues while also having a hell of a good time. If I stay present and launch myself into each story that comes up then I feel like I can’t go wrong.
Wish me luck! I’m looking forward to reading about other peoples goals.