Sunday, 10 February 2013
Finally I have finished writing the Uncle Ben story - raining frogs
At last I have finally done it, I have finished writing the Uncle Ben story - raining frogs.
Well I say finished but all I have done, is finish the first messy draft of the story but lets not put a dampener on things, this is progress.
The very short story has grown into over 20000 words, which makes it a sizeable piece of work for me. Considering its only the second story I have actually written down it's my biggest work to date.
It's been sitting half written for well over 2 to 3 years and I have at least now written the first draft.
I will now park put this away for a while before returning to edit it with fresh eyes, although I did just read some of it just now and it's quite entertaining and better than I remember but I will admit I have a biased opinion. The writing seems ok but the plot and characters need improving and hopefully this will get better in my next story.
So excitedly I can now focus on something different and new.
I am trying the technique in the book - First Draft in 30 day for my next Uncle Ben story, which has the title Download (at the moment). I am still brain storming this but I have specified the main characters and started writing a bit about each of them.
I also have a rough outline of the story but I will see what the book suggests when I convert this into plot etc.
I also have to edit the rough draft of the woolly mammoth story which I think I left in a very very rough format. This will be interesting because once I edit this then I can send it some people to give me some constructive criticism and maybe post it on some forums to get some feedback.
I also have the Introduction to write and to transcribe the Uncle Ben and the egg story, so I still have lots of tasks to do but I can at least cross one of them off the list.