So where have I been for the past month? I had planned on getting some blogging done here, but as you can see, there’s been a bit of a delay. A good delay, though. Since my last entry here, I’ve been working hard at the Walk in Silence outline. It’s quite long at 30+ pages and around 11k words (granted, a lot of those are song and album titles I may use), and I just finished it up a few days ago. That took a lot of my time, because I didn’t want to forget any details. Am I going to use all of it? Probably not…I can already see a few places where I’ve repeated myself, and I can fix that when I come to the writing part of it.
So how am I going to write this, anyway? I have absolutely no background in writing nonfiction other than blog posts here and elsewhere, where I wax poetic either about past personal events or write overviews about albums and/or bands. But really…I had no background writing science fiction and fantasy before I started the Mendaihu Trilogy, so I have to start somewhere, right? And I figure–just start at the beginning, let it flow and not worry too much about the wording just yet. Just like my fiction.
I started writing it just a few days ago and I only have about 1500 words so far, but once I get back into the groove of writing again, I’m sure the word count will rise.
So yes…that’s what I’ve been doing. I wanted to give as much focus to the outline as possible and prep myself for the Big Writing Push, and because of that, a lot of my blog posting fell by the wayside. [I’ve also been filling in for a vacationing coworker and doing double-duty for the last two weeks, so there’s been absolutely no downtime during the day to sneak in some extra work. She’s returning tomorrow, so I’ll have more breathing room quite soon.]
So! That being said…as mentioned over at the other blog, starting soon I’ll be working on new blog posts very soon, perhaps starting off once a week and maybe expanding further down the line. I still have a backlog of ideas I’d like to hit on, so expect to see those quite soon!