Sorry about the late post on the Friday Finds. It seems that I hit save as draft instead of publish. WordPress newbie mistake.
You may have noticed I tweaked the blog a little. I added a home page and a couple of other pages to the site. I’ll most likely be adding to the website page a bit more in the next few days, so keep an eye on that.
I did not really get much done with the editing, but I did post another entry for the blog story. I’ve also been working on concepts for this year’s NaNoWriMo. Most of that has been thinking about kitschy items that will appear in some form or another in the story. The more I think about it, there more I think I’m going to have fun with it, even if I never do seek publication with it.
Not much writing done today since I have an early shift at work. Hopefully I will get a bit more in tonight when I get home.
I did add a link to my fiction blog. At the moment, it only has two links on it, so it is still growing. I should (luck be willing) be able to post more over the next few days.
I finally bit the bullet and started the rewrite, getting Chapter 1 written. Surprisingly, the page count is about the same as the first draft, and if I had included the prologue, it probably would have been the same.
It may not be all that much, but it is a start.
Unfortunately, I had to forgo working on the blog story for the night since it is so late, or rather, so early. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to work on it a bit tomorrow.
Well, best laid plans of mice and men…
I have not started on the rewrite yet, but the ideas for it are still spinning in my head. Hopefully I can at least get a chapter or two down tomorrow.
I am formulating more ideas for November, to the point that I even have a title (which is unusual since usually I wait on the title until after I start writing… except for 2009′s NaNoWriMo, which is still untitled): Attack of the Spring Break Zombies. Given that this idea is probably going to pull a lot from pop culture, it is most likely just a fun story for me to write.
Progress on the blog story has actually begun. I will post RSS feed information on this blog once I get a couple of posts on it (well, at least two posts).
After taking a week or so to step back from the rewrite (mostly goofing off, partially added work loads), I think I’m about ready to actually begin the rewrite. I think I am definitely going to go with the initial ambush I mentioned before since it will give some scope as to how powerful the main villain is. I’ve also have added limitations in mind for a few of the characters (one character will be unfamiliar with his powers, another character who happens to be a power duplicator can only “store” five powers, and one of them keeps being a problem).
I’ve also begun formulating a side project which would be a blog style piece of fiction, though I am a bit unthrilled by the leading concept. Hopefully it will gel better.
And, as always, I have begun collecting ideas for November’s National Novel Writing Month. Hopefully whichever one I pick will be able to last for the 50,000 words that NaNoWriMo set as the minimum.
In an earlier post, I mentioned that I considered rewriting my first chapter to change the initial action from a happenstance into a full-scale ambush. Thinking it over more and more, it makes more sense that it would be an ambush given the nature of the victim (a really powerful hero). The only issue I can see is how to leave future chapters relatively intact while still using the characters in the ambush. The way I see it, the ambush would have to be one of those attackers in silhouette deals, with only a fleeting hint of the abilities each of the attackers possess. The chapter should act as a teaser for the characters future appearances while still giving the idea of the vast network that the principle villain has at his beck and call.
I was just thinking that instead of a lucky hit in the first chapter, maybe it should be an ambush of by characters that I have introduced later in the book, which would bring in the characters earlier and make it more feasible that a random mugger could kill a super hero with a shovel.