Well so after taking a break for a little while from working on this story, I’m back at it once again! The main story is going well, as well as the various additions, such as the history books that I’m writing to complement “Cerisal”. Cerisal now has over 100 pages and counting, for which I am very happy about. For a little while it was stuck on a certain point, and actually it still is, but then I took the avice of a friend and skipped it, just moved on to a later scene. That idea worked out real well, since now that part is flowing rather nicely! 🙂
Also, I now have a friend who is working with me on this- a close friend of mine who discovered what I was doing and was interested in helping out, being extremely interested in the book. So now with his help I’m continuing on writing this book, hopefully I’ll get somewhere concrete soon.
My friend, Christopher, has been a great help so far- looking over what I’m writing and giving input, as well as giving ideas whether for a plot line or a name for a character. He’s also started work himself, writing out his own contribution to the story in a collaboration of sorts.
This story has taken me far beyond what I imagined at first- in the beginning it was just a simple plot line that was straightforward- now it has so many twists and turns, with surprising developments that are completely unexected, and scenes that jump out of nowhere and take the book in an entirely different direction. The characters as well have changed, some new ones coming in or older ones taking on new roles. One character in particular, Keinyn, jumped in from nowhere, forcing me to rewrite what I have already done for the first part of the book. Not such a big loss that, since that part was already undeveloped and needed rewriting anyway, and I like the replacement much better.
As for my computer- well, it really hasn’t improved any, but I’m just working with what I have for right now. I’ve been kind of lax in keeping up on several things but I’m hoping to work that out so it changes. Also, I’ve been a little busy doing other sorts of writing- and getting paid for it! (always a plus, since I am still out of a job) I decided to do some research and looked around until I found a site that calls for freelance writers, so I’ve taken up freelance work. It doesn’t pay well, at least not at first, but it’s better than nothing and, best of all, I get to write!
So all in all, it’s going pretty well around here. I hope to be able to get on again soon to update some more, probably post something from my story, but no guaruntees, especially as the next week promises to be pretty busy. But I’ll try! 😉