Writing Day One
As I mentioned yesterday, I have finally found the last piece that was required to start the story. Of course, I really wanted to jump straight into writing, I knew that I had to sit down and plan what I’m going to do. The first thing that I felt was required, was to organise my tools so that I didn’t have to waste time fiddling with things to make them work. Considering I don’t have a second laptop any more, I had to ensure that might Boot Camp partition was working and ready to go. I soon discovered that I had difficulty loading Windows on my Mac.
I could have spent hours trying to work out the exact issue, but instead I decided to do a fresh install. Now as I sit here, I have all the tools necessary to start writing – the most important part was ensuring that my speech recognition software was working. I still need to test whether or not I can switch between Mac and Windows easily, as I was having some issues. Once this is confirmed, I will get onto writing out a plot outline. Once I know what the story is going to be about I can then create my mind maps.
As I sit here right now, I’m a bit uneasy, as I know that this is going to take up the majority of my time and am worried that I will become complacent and not follow through with what I’m looking to do.
What am I trying to achieve? One thing on my “bucket list” is to have one of my stories published. For that to happen I need to have a well written story that will captivate an audience so that it will be picked up and hopefully will make its way into the hands of people I don’t know. would I go down the self publishing route? I’m not so sure I feel it is fraught with danger. Perhaps I will look into it later, but right now I need to focus on my writing.
I will now sit down and plot out the major points that I want to explore so that I can create a basic idea for where this story will go. Once I have this, I was then put it aside and start writing some short stories to get my mind ready as I know that I won’t be able to jump straight into writing out an entire novel, even though I will be speaking the majority of it; if my mind isn’t in a creative space, I can perceive there will be problems.
Here it goes.
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