Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Update

I know it’s been a while since I posted on this blog.  It’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  I’ve been busy with my infant and toddler.  They are both doing wonderfully.  Keeping them interested and entertained takes up much of my time.

I have been at least thinking about my writing.  All that thinking actually had me inspired one day.  I couldn't do too much about it but make some notes, but I thought it was still productive.  I had ideas on how to change five different short stories.  If only I had the time to apply these ideas.

I've also come to realize what the problem is with some of my stories.  I think I'm good at creating characters and I like character driven stories.  My problem is that the plot often falls to the side; the plot isn't as thought out as it should be.  A good plot is important.  In a story that focuses on characters, they still need to do something or something has to happen to them to move them and the story forward.  Without causal events, they won't grow and learn.  Plot needs to be at the same level as the characters.

That's all I have time to say for now.  I hope to get time to do more than make notes, but at least making notes still feels like progress.

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