Shel Silverstein

If you are a dreamer, come in

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

a hope-er a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...

If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!

Nov 25, 2009

Delaying is such sweet sorrow

"What is this?" The little girl asked.
"It is The Book of Knowledge." the hunched old man said in a voice as wispy as his beard.
"What is that supposed to mean?" the girl asked.
"It contains all the worlds secrets." the old man said taping the large book proudly.
"Everything the government is hiding from us?" the girl asked excitedly. the old man shook his withered head.

"Everything the world has seen is in this book, here. everything from the dawn of time." the old man said proudly. "and I'm the only one who has read it." He gave a triumphant snort of a laugh which turned into a fit of coughing.
"Wise man?" the girl asked patting the old man on his back. "if you read this book," she glanced at the book which was larger than then the table on which it sat. "you know all the worlds secrets?"
the old man nodded proudly. "And some of them are to scary to repeat."
"Cool" the girl said flipping through the large pages. "so what did you do with them?"
"what else did you do with your life?" She asked.
"well I just finished reading the book." the old man complained.
The little girl never attempted to read The Book of Knowledge.

Yes, I was referring to homework.

Homework which I have to do (unfortunately) so Millvalley and all the other wonderful stories, that I have not mentioned, but I am writing will have to stop *oh sigh*. Or at least they will be delayed.


Nov 17, 2009

Blog 1: Me plotting.

Lets talk plots for a moment.
The plot of a story is like its water source, it's survival. By all means necessary it must be big, huge and complicated but not so big you drown in it.

The plot of Millvalley is very big almost to drowning point and its also unruly! Its very hard to make heads or tail of it until its done. But how do you know your going the right way? I know I shouldn't complain because after all I thought it up...but still, no fair :(
Writing stuff down helps, I have made myself a little book of Millvalley secerts (Ow), half of what is written in it wont make it into Millvalley; the other half is full of stuff that I intend to add in the second round of writing (fingers crossed).

When writing there are very few things that can stop me from doing what I want to do.
1. People reading over my shoulder (you know who you are) I need privacy to be a genius.
2. People talking really loudly (yes, I'm talking about you!) you being noisy is constantly reminding me that I'm not alone ergo not in private; plus I can't hear my muse.
One thing that doesn't stop me from writing is confusion...and the fact that I forgot the beginning of the story (ahee) yep I forgot the beginning.
But there is always editing and time to connect the dots afterwords.

Next time I'll tell you how the idea of Millvalley came to a daydreaming twelve year old (that was a long time ago) very funny story...and slightly humilating; but I'm over it.


Nov 13, 2009

Writers block, Inspiration and writing...again!

She sat at her writing desk, staring blankly at her typewriter watching the hours tick by. She didn't realize she hadn't been living until she started to. Inspiration tore through the gloomy sky like a bright shaft of light and it burned its words into the girls brain until it was all she could see, all she could type. At that point her dream woke up into reality, at that moment she woke from her boredom with a purpose...with a story.

Forgive the drama its just one of those lovely things about me you're going to have to get used to...since it is my blog.

So lately (for the last three months) I've been going through something of a writers block when it comes to writing Millvalley. I've been writing other stories (Sssshhh, its a secret)as equally intriguing as Millvalley but its just not the same :(
So I started this blog to document my journeys of writing, mostly Millvalley I hoped that by writing about Millvalley enough I'd be inspired to actually write the story.
...And it worked!!!

Yesterday I went crazy writing. It took me four hours to write five pages, I don't really care about the time I'm just so bloody happy that I broke through that annoying wall and found my self in Millvalley once more.
I look froward to writing more about Patricia, Ben, Conner and all my magician and non-magical characters. I didn't realize how much I missed my story until I finally started writing it again; now that I'm writing Millvalley more it's only right that I should update this blog more.

Millvalley is now open to the public