Wednesday, May 24, 2017
A long time ago I read an article that I found rather disappointing and enlightening at the same time. It was about a woman who had written a novel and because she had generated very little interest in it, she then decided to not only bury her whole career as a writer but also to bury her novel as well. What I found so interesting about the article is that it summed up the levels of both persistence and attention span of most people. I feel that writing, like everything else, is essentially a trial by error process. So, with that in mind, if you don't find immediate results in your work, you have to become the necessary driving force behind it. I, myself, have been involved with this process for over sixteen years and while the results are currently less than I prefer, I believe the process itself has been extremely rewarding in it's own way. There is definitely a certain magic to the creative process, a magic that those who are not associated with it could possibly understand. It's that magic that continues my journey as a writer. And one day who knows, maybe my works will be an influential factor in someone else who chooses the same path.
Monday, May 15, 2017
My new story takes yet again an approach that differs from any of my previous works in the sense that each of the four main characters involved delve into their own narrative. So, I must develop each of their personalities just as astutely as I would if only one character was involved. Each of the characters represents an aspect of society that I, myself, find somewhat reprehensible. You have a Mercenary who answers only to the rich and powerful, A political statesman who has an high degree of legal leverage simply as result of his station, A Bishop who is in essence an extreme hedonist, and a shady Count who is involved in every sort of shadow-like intrigue. I must say that given the time that I have worked on it, my new story is coming along quite fruitfully. And, as usual, though I have no idea what direction this story will take, I am extremely interested in finding out.