A Writer's Journey

September 14, 2015

Ch-Ch-Changes

So, last week I talked about my vacation.

But something also happened on my vacation, writing-wise. I got an idea about my fairy tale reincarnation series. Funnily enough, I got while riding the Little Mermaid ride. You know, since it deals with a fairy tale princess. And my series is about reincarnated fairy tale princesses.

So what happened? Well, I decided it would make more sense if everything happened at the Royal Plaza—the hotel Gwen (Snow White) works in. Everyone either works or lives there, to give it a central location. I could even use the Royal Plaza in the series name somehow.

This means rewrites for “Fairest of Them All” and “Dreams of the Rose.” And I’m scrapping “The Best Medicine.” While I like the idea of doing one the more obscure princesses (in this case, the princess who never laughed), it was a bit difficult to write. And I’ve never been too thrilled with it. So she’s getting replaced.

(Sorry, Savannah. I promise I’ll tell your story. Just not right now).

I had planned on writing Kalliope’s story for NaNoWriMo this year but looks like that’s going to change. Instead, I’ll be working on Ellie’s story—she’s Savannah’s replacement. I’m sure you’ve all guessed who Ellie is supposed to be—Cinderella. There will probably be some tweaks (I’m already thinking a stepfather instead of a stepmother) but I’ll see. I have until November.

Which is coming up really fast.

That’s kinda scary.

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May 11, 2015

Project Updates

Yes, I’m still working on “The Best Medicine.” It’s longer than 60k now and I think I could approach 70k. The problem? I don’t know how to end it! Not the fairy tale part—that’s easy. It’s the main part, the present-day part. I just don’t know how to bring Isaac and Savannah’s story to a decent end. Hopefully I figure it out soon.

I need to continue typing up “The Fairest of Them All.” And get more karma over at Scribophile in order to post more chapters.

Now onto my big Untitled project. The one I’m thinking of publishing on tumblr? Yeah, let’s have an update on that.

So…it’s going. And I think it’s going well. I mean, it’s just a rough draft. I’m just trying to get the story out. Then I’ll go back and clean it up. Make it tighter, make the story flow a bit better. Make each chapter their own little short story but still flow as one big story.

I’m aiming to start posting next year. But we’ll see.

December 1, 2014

Umm, What About an Antagonist?

Filed under: journey,The Best Medicine,writing — mackenziew @ 12:00 am
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That was a question I just asked myself. Like really, right before I decided to write this post.

Why?

Because of my NaNoWriMo project. I was busy working on it when I realized I had no antagonist. I mean, I guess stories don’t have to have antagonists. So what was I really asking?

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