Friday, October 21, 2005

Another Boring Story Update

Sunshine- I took your advice. I killed off an aunt. Technically, I killed off two, because one is dead in the story anyway. But you know what I mean. I’ve been outlining in all my spare time and I am getting a decent plot together.

I think I have also made the plot a little more clear, which is good. I have about 10 pages of outlining so far, and I am not done just yet. I think I am about halfway. I

Its really amazing how a plot can change and how you see you character’s moving.

I also took some of Spin’s advice and added some happy stuff in there, because all depression all the time won’t make for a bestseller either ;)

I think I also have a working title “Hang a Shining Star” which is part of a lyric from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” I wanted something holiday-ish that still meant something to the plot.

Our group is going to meet this weekend at a CafĂ© in our area. I am looking forward to meeting all the different people. We have everything from a high school person to a Christian radio DJ (I have a feeling we’ll be really in tune with each other…haha) Actually, when I posted in out forum to ask if anyone else had any plot ideas, Mr. DJ told me that he doesn’t believe in even thinking about a plot idea before the 1st. I think he’s nuts. I told him I have to plan a little (okay, a lot) or I won’t get it done. I’m a planner.

On a totally unrelated note, you’ll notice I figured out how to link up. If I linked to you and you mind, let me know. Otherwise, hooray! I figured it out. About time too, I think.

Well, I am off to work. (Meaning, getting back to work, since I am already here.) I hope everyone is having a good morning so far.



sunshine said...

Does that make me an accomplis?

Oh no?!?!

Alecya G said...

Awww. Aren't you cute.

I think so. I am definately going to have to dedicate part of teh book to you, you know this, since you helped me pik the plot and kill my characters and all.

I should have you make a cameo appearance. That would be fun. You can call my MC on the cell phone or something. Would that be okay?

Hehe. Character homicide. I've actually got 3 dead characters now. I am killing them off right and left. I think its becoming serial.

sunshine said...

Barb -"Hello"

Sunshine- "Sshhh, don't talk, just listen."

Barb - *muffled* "oh, ok"

Sunshine - "This is what I need you to do. Take the small pair of sewing scissors that I slipped into your purse, and cut the cord on the oxygen tube to granny."

Barb - "Hmmmm"

Sunshine " SHHHHH, Now do as I say. Oh and hon, have a merry xmas"

Murder mystery book?

I would love a cell phone convo, but obviously not that one, you're the writer you will have to figure it out.

Alecya G said...


That's funny stff there. Actually, its a literary fic peice. All nice and sad and full of self discovery and all that. So you can serve a comic relief, just like you screen name implies.

Speaking of which, I saw a sig line I tought you would like. It said "I am a jolly ball of sunshine, and no ne can stop my cancerous rays"

Isn't that a hoot?

Hyde said...

I hope you guys were "in tune." I can't believe you made that joke!


sunshine said...

Hyde, AG and I knew what I meant. I was joking around because originally when she told me her storyline, I told her how confused I was about all the aunts, there must have been 4 or 5 of them, I told her she should "eliminate" one. So she told me in the last post she killed one off. And that she would include me somewhere in her story, maybe having a convo w/ the main character. Since I am a "killer" in the story already. I thought that cell phone conversation I mocked in the comment section would be funny, since I am now an accomplis in the book. Thats all. Hope no one else took it the wrong way. Sorry : (

*Hugs to all*

HistoryGeek said...

sunshine - it was hysterical!

AG - I have to admit I'm not much of a planner when it comes to my writing. I've never been one to do an outline. All the arranging and that seems to come out in editing. But it makes the process kind of daunting because I don't have a full sense of the plot ahead of time. I kind of follow the character through whatever they run into.

Alecya G said...

Hey all! Man, I have been running ragged today. Beloved took me out of town :) I am all google eyed. I even got flowers.

Anyway. Hyde- totally know what Sunshine meant I thought it was pretty funny. She's been my muse for NaNo, which is good, cause I need an objective opinion.

Spin- I know about the planning, I used to do that. I thought this time I would try a different approach an see if I actually made it through a story for a change. Oh- and a comment about your blog. I watched Kingdom of Heaven last night. You were right. It was good.

Sunshine- You murderess!!!!! lol. Just kidding. I appreciate all the input.

Hope you all are having a good weekend.

I'll be posting more tomorrow. But I have to run

HUGS to all.

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

LB said...

if you have a spare ending lying about in all your book planning, can you let me have it?