Monday, April 14, 2014
Meandering On Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #BooksWeLoveauthor
Meander 1 - In the company of peers. This weekend I spent a day with p fellow writers from HVRWA and the time was well spent. Writing is a lonely visit/ Being with other people who have a total fascination with the written word is interesting and fun. We don't write the same things and that's what's fun and challenging. We don't have the same way of writing and that makes for interest. We're all at different places in our careers. Another way to learn and grow. That's what this is all about. The one thing we have in common is inventing worlds and people in them from historical to current and to even the future. There was a glitch or two with restaurants now understand separate checks to the wind that drive us inside rather than being out in one of the few beautiful days we've had for months. We're looking forward to doing it again next year and perhaps having a larger group to add to the mix.
Meander 2 - Creating worlds. A difference of opinions occurred. I really believe that every writer when they create a story does world-building. Some people don't agree. "But I know the rules of the world I create." Yes, you do but you only choose the rules that suit your story. Maybe when writing fantasy or paranormal stories, the rules are invented. Perhaps some of them but these rules are based on rules that occur in the world where we're based. Thinking about this when one is writing a historical, do they really know the rules of the world they operate in. They may have ideas but I feel they're brought from what we know today and changed in little ways to fit the facts. So with what we write today. I may never be able to convince people who don't believe this but the discussions are fun.
Meander 3 - Have sent off Melodic Dreams and it will be out possibly in late April or even May. Am moving into the Plot draft of Toth's Priest and expanding what was a short rough draft into a much longer one. Then I'll look at settings and onto characters. Hopefully then all I'll have to do is clean up the mss. There are two books in the trilogy that I'll have to get together to submit for re-issue so I'll be having a busy spring and summer.