Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book in a Month Pt 3: Tough Questions Every Writer Should Ask

Revelation Station #1

I thought I would be OK with writing Wishing on Daisies as a YA Contemporary Romance but something about it didn't seem quite right, I was excited but not totally excited.

I think I missed the magic. You know, shape shifters, witches, spell-casters, something. I love fantasy and the paranormal so much.

Amandini from Abbso-fraggin-lutely suggested that I think about adding some magic in, even if it was just an element of the imagination in the character's minds.

Then it hit me.

Since my main character is a swimmer, maybe she could be a mermaid? *ding ding ding*

Amandini said, "I wasn't gonna say it, but I was thinking it."

After going back to my plot the mermaid idea seemed to fill in the gaps. And when I told Amandini about it she gave me a big high five. Yeah!

Now, I feel much better.

The Tough Questions:
Am I writing what I love?
Am I writing it in my voice and style?
Does the story idea sustain my excitement for the long haul?

Amandini also honored me with the Stylish Blogger Award. Damn, she is just too awesome! If you haven't already, check out her amazing blog, Abbso-fraggin-lutely.

Thanks to my friends and followers for being so supportive these last few months. It is the greatest encouragement of all.

Still working on getting ready for writing a Book in a Month. More updates to follow!





24 comments:

  1. Awesome, glad you've worked out the plot problems you were having. I am super excited to see how you add in the mermaid aspect, it's gonna be so cool.

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  2. *sends all the <3's to you*

    I'm so glad you found a way to be excited about and in love with your story! *hugs*

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  3. That's great! I'm sure it'll make your story that much better. :) And congratulations on the award!

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    1. Thank you!! I hope it all works out.

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  4. Woot! Glad you find out the "missing link" !!

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    1. hehehe, me too. I hope it was a good choice.

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  5. Great questions. Contemp turned fantasy-love it.

    I love you blog and gave you the Versatile Blogger Award http://www.robin-hall-writes.blogspot.com/2012/05/do-you-have-to-pee.html

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    1. Thanks so much, Robin!

      I'll have to post my new shiny award up soon :)

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  6. That's awesome! I always love a paranormal element. :) Excellent questions to ask yourself too.

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    1. Ditto. It just makes everything Zazzle. Its the zazziest! :) (big bang theory joke)

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  7. I swear we're kindreds or something! I, too, have tried to write contemp, but fantasy stuff/paranormal always creep their way in. :D

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    1. No Wai!

      we just may be walking down a similar path.. may the force be with us.

      :)

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  8. I loooooove revelations! Aren't they the best??? I'm drawn to the fantastical too... I gotta have that supernatural sense to my stories ;) And sounds like you have a busy summer lined up! :D

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    1. Well who's that writin'? John the Revelator
      Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
      Who's that writin'? John the Revelator
      A book of the seven seals! Yeah!!!

      Thank you for listening to the Reeeevalation Station. 99.5 The Zazz.

      Yep, I can't break away from paranormal now, its like peanut butter without the jelly. :)

      Andrea

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  9. Really good questions. It's always wise to trust your gut if you feel like something's off, and it sounds like you found a great solution!

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    1. Thanks Nicole, I like to trust my gut. It tells me to eat chocolate, strawberry shortcake, and ice cream. Sometimes it also says I should write things :)

      Andrea

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  10. 'm considering JuNoWriMo. Not sure if I can pull it off but I'm trying to get stuff done so I can participate. Good luck to you!

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    1. I think you should try it!! If it gets a little too extreme just set your own goals for the month.

      :)

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  11. Congrats on the award.

    Those are good questions to ask. I've thought about adding a touch of magic to my manuscripts, but haven't done so.

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    1. Thanks Medeia, magic is fun and imaginative. I think you would do great with it. :)

      Andrea

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