Archive for February 12th, 2012

There’s always more than one way to look at things in life. I don’t think many would survive otherwise. Optimism, realism, pessimism, rosy-coloured lenses, opinions, options, decisions, there are too many words to indicate the spectrum of view points. It’s great sometimes but t others it’s a nightmare when it comes to writing.

How do I decide what the best PoV will be for a particular story I’m working on? What makes one decision better than the 18 others floating around in the periphery? What determines the direction I take? It’s a minefield of decisions that can easily be influenced by life. Unfortunately it’s impossible to compartmentalize┬álife so I have a decent shot at completing the stories but I’m forever an optimist. Perhaps that’s a flaw but i wouldn’t want it any other way.

I’ve come to the realization that perhaps the stories that needed to be told have happened and the rest is filler. Or perhaps the best is yet to come? I know I’m not feeling overly inspired this month; I don’t think I’ve broken 1,000 words yet. I’ve been tinkering with an extraneous writing project but it’s been curbed for a few months at this point. So after making an executive decision, I’m tossing out this February’s story and resuming the writing project from the summer. The prospect of this change is exhilarating. I can’t wait to completely switch gears and give my brain a break from attempting to write an entire novel each month. Instead, I’m going to let my creativity shine through a Choose Your Own Adventure! As much as I avoid puzzles, I’m really excited to piece together this one. I think it’s going to be fun.

Who knows, I could end up being a CYOA queen and this is my niche in the literary world. Whatever happens with it, it’ll be a welcome break from slogging through another substantial block of novel-writing.

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