Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sharpen those pencils
I was reading in another writer's blog how they like to hand write their first draft. I thought I would always be a hand writer myself, because starting at age 12, that's all I did. I had a whole suitcase full of binders with my stories. Wish I had all those now! If nothing else, they would provide some good story line, because I'm sure those mini-novels were naive and not well thought out.
I was a dreamy kid. A daydreamer. I didn't do much, didn't go out, didn't even date. So kissing a boy was totally up to my imagination. Oh, and I had a good imagination!! All my life experiences has done was bring the drama to my already wild and crazy imagination.
Today I write everything on my trusty laptop, which is good for nothing but that. It won't even get an Internet connection. I mean, I think. I have a desktop I use for that. I haven't even tried to get Internet on my laptop. Why? Totally not needed. It's for word processing only! Plus it's busted and cracked and hanging on a hinge.
I still hand write my character outlines and story outlines. I have a small tote file case for all that. All my story outlines and characters, in a file with tentative title on the label. Oh, I also have a bigger file cabinet with much of my complete work, from all the way back in college, and probably then some. I also keep the rejection letters I have received in one folder. Or anything related to writing.
So least I "try" to be organized. Can't say I truly am. On my next blog I want to discuss characters and how I come up with them, how do I vision them and what they heck do they look like.