Monday, June 4, 2012

Inspiration, or Depression?

Hello, what did you this weekend? Me, I signed up for Campnanowrimo ( Its a 30 days writing camp that encourages you to thump out 50,000 words of fiction in a month- June this time, as a first draft.

I had done the script version in April and met the deadline so needless to say I was feeling like God's gift to the writing world. So now its the fifth of June and I don't even have a plot, or scene, or character... Or confidence.

About the confidence, to spur myself I read 'Atonement,', a 2001 novel by Ian McEwan. Big mistake. Since I got through reading it I have been telling myself that I'm still okay. But who wants to read okay work when there's mind blowing? That book is good! No wonder it was adapted to a movie.

Okay. What's done is done, and right now I'm online doing 'research' for my novel. With hindsight I know this ought to have been done in May, but its best to start late than never start at all.  I'm in it for the long haul, so please, wish me luck!

ATONEMENT (extra- brief synopsis):
On a fateful day, a young girl who has aspirations to be a writer, makes a terrible mistake that has life-changing effects for many people. Consequently, she lives desiring atonement: which leads her into an exploration of the nature of writing for this end.

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