Saturday, November 29, 2008
I have written a 50,000 word manuscript. That is all I can really call it, because while it does have pretty good characterization and plot, the most I can say about it is it might fall under the heading of magical realism. If I was a publisher, I would not touch it with a ten foot pole (bad november writing aside) because of just how out there it is.
I am not even sure if it is a kids novel or adult. There are some more adult themes, but I wonder if those are even nessessary. They are, kind of, for characterization purposes, and I really do not mention anything specifically. And I've been going back and reading books I read as a kid and I am just surprised how much made it into young adult and teen fiction.
Not being sure what to do, I've gone through and organized the ideas that I just threw on the page. I have gotten to know my characters more and I am trying to understand exactly what is motivating them to do all the weird crap they do that makes perfect sense in the dream world.
Which is exactly where this came from. I had this dream, added one character (because even I would not read a book centered around one lone character for 3/4 of the time, at least without complaining) and pretty much did not deviate from the plot at all. Is it normal to dream like that? I feel I have an obligation to finish this whole thing now.
I guess I should just worry about finishing it (or really, anything) and then worrying about what to do with it. I might post excerpts I like. Or just the ones where my supporting character waxes poetic about art and how it works and just how much the author loves his word padding.
And of course I'm doing art with this thing, so those piece will go up when done.
I shall be in Houma for about 12 days. Not that it really affects my posting schedule. I might actually post more :P