This week is a continuation of last weeks Development Sunday. There is a TL;DNR at the bottom for those interested. Lots going on this week!
I’ve made progress regarding imagery and plot for another short story, Retribution. I believe I will keep that title, the alternative was “Crusader”. I think Retribution will have more pull when I begin to write it.
I started writing some prompts earlier this week, that ended up turning into two short stories instead! “Santino’s with a Bed of Roses” will be auto published on the 27th. “Frailty” will be soon after.
I began experimenting with what works, and what doesn’t work, as far as story development. Whether it be prompts or short story ideas. I found I really struggled when staring with a blank page, as most of us do. More so, the block seemed to come more frequently when using the computer. I switched to pen and paper, and began throwing random ideas together in point form. Seeing what I could use, and what was garbage.
Since I started the blog, I have been writing solely on the actual WordPress website, but now I have taken to OSX Notes which I quite prefer. Actual word documents felt too clumsy, even in a smaller window. With Notes, I can manage all of my work from a tab, without having to fumble around with a new .docx every time I have an idea on a piece.
When writing prompts, I write down 1 or two words of anything I can think of that may be pertinent to the story. These little reminders are very helpful as I don’t have to expand on them right at this instant. For one of my prompts coming up next week (which I prescheduled as I will be travelling) had about 30 words at the top of the document. Leaving little mental notes where I can scroll up and add to the list, or remember that I wanted to add that in. It’s been most helpful.
I mentioned in my last post that I would be working on a 3 part series regarding the Alien franchise. After doing several hours of research, the work I had produced did not impress me. Moreover, there is a plethora of information the topic already, and because of this I felt like I was simply re-wording everything I read or watched, instead of creating my own theories. I may work on it again in the future, but for now its on the back burner.
The Artificial Intelligence article will be posted however, I am finishing up some final revisions and should get those parts online shortly.
As I mentioned I will be travelling and away from the internet for 3 days, so I have wrote a couple reviews and a short story, which will be posted on those days.
I started a new section called Foto Friday, where I take one of my favourite photos from over the years and post it every Friday. This works well in conjunction with the Weekly Photo Challenge from the Daily Post.
- Short story “Retribution” has imagery and plot set, working on characters
- Short story “Santino’s with a Bed of Roses” coming on the 27th
- Another, “Frailty” soon after
- Found new writing tips that work well for me, making it a lot easier to get words to screen.
- Alien franchise series got shelved
- Artificial Intelligence series still a go. Working on consolidation.
- Away from WordPress for 3 days due to travel, posts automatically scheduled across those 3 days.
- New section under Photography called Foto Friday, where every Friday I post one of my favourite shots.
As always I hope you all have an excellent week, and happy blogging.