Getting in early, even though I know I’ve already posted – it’s been a lovely morning here for Mother’s Day and I’m feeling rather more optimistic than I was yesterday/first thing.
The first week of the workshop has been inspiring. I’ve really enjoyed reading other peoples issues and interests, and then watching those being developed into the goals each person has set themselves. The variety is huge! I love seeing the different ways people have made their stories link up, or even found ways to tie together all 12 stories/poems for the workshop.
I’ve also enjoyed browsing more blogs and getting to know some more writers. The environment being created because of the workshop is one that will make me push myself and want to try harder at everything writing related. I’m so pleased to be taking part in it, even if its not for the full length.
This weeks goal:
This week I am working on the first story set in Delaney’s world. It’s about her Father, and how he came to make the choices which led to the creation of Delaney and her sisters.
I’m really excited to finally be getting this story out of me, and have spent the last few days searching for answers to the many questions I had. Bit by bit, things are getting filled in for me as I’ve worked to develop the world, which I’m very pleased about! Initially all I had was a character who had made Delaney and sisters the way they were for a reason, but no idea how he had come to that place.
In exploring the ‘why’s of this particular character, I’ve really been able to flesh out the world and set the rest of the stories up. When it comes down to it, Father is the beginning. Everything stems from him, so it was important to get it right. I know I will learn more once I get writing and get a feel for him as a person, and that’s very exciting for me!
I just wanted to add that I’ve had a fairly flat week regarding my writing (you know, the typical ‘am I ever going to not suck?’ feelings we all get from time to time), and getting all your lovely comments and hearing your interest in Delaney and her story has really made me feel a lot better about where I’m at. I love that other people find her intriguing as well, before I’ve even written her story. It’s given me lots of motivation and encouragement at a time that I needed that. So thank you 🙂
Let the writing begin!