Mandalorian enthusiasts, ahoy! Whether you are a Fandalorian, avid Karen Traviss reader, Clone Wars buff or simply a Boba Fett admirer... we salute you!
HomeFAQMemberlistRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Getting down to business

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Daennika
Chief
avatar

Title : Top Douche in charge
Number of posts : 483
Planet/System : Sol, Outer Rim
Credits : 553
Rep : 37
Registration date : 2009-03-16

PostSubject: Getting down to business   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:23 am

Last night I was writing a sequel chapter of my CFM series and realized that it was a lot easier than I remembered it to be. Usually I would procrastinate for weeks before actually opening my trusty OpenWriter to slap a few paragraphs down.

But this time the words seemed to flow easily and the ideas came gushing out of my eyes, ears and nostrils as I kept typing. What's going on?! I asked myself at 3 AM.

Well here's what's been happening: I had been working on original sci-fi stories. I say "stories" because it was so much to imagine, so many things to take into account (real scientific advancements, history, politics, society stuff), I had to create everything from scratch for each character and understand how it all came together. My brain was on fire after a couple of months doing that, not counting the hours spent bouncing ideas off of friends and strangers, juggling a day time job and trying to keep a grasp of reality which, as you may know, is pretty turbulent right now.

So with all of this intellectual gymnastics I think I've figured out how to be a better writer (or at least a more productive one). I have to be curious about everything, always crave more knowledge, never stop at any certainty, and finally, teach others what I learned as often as I can. It may seem like "all talk, no action" but giving out free knowledge is invaluable both for me and for whoever's interested. I may come out as a spazzy geek with an OCD but it turns out that I really enjoy telling stories.

But back to CFM: this stuff is EASY compared to the stuff I had to deal with in my original material. Maybe I am less anxious about writing fan fiction because I won't take it personally if people don't like. But with this pressure off my back I don't have this "Do I even know what the plot is? Am I a fraud? Why am I pretending to be a writer?" syndrome. I just write what I would love to read in a fan fic and, this time, IT WORKS.

Writing is like everything else: once you're used to doing the hard stuff, the rest is all fun and easy.
Back to top Go down
http://daesaurus.tumblr.com/
Ms.MaraJade
Warrior
avatar

Title : Daydream Wanderer
Number of posts : 340
Planet/System : Flitting between Tochin and Arus
Credits : 307
Rep : 61
Registration date : 2009-03-18

PostSubject: Re: Getting down to business   Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:36 pm

So happy to hear you found a new groove for this writing thing. Very Happy

I look forward to your return to the fan fiction world. You've been sorely missed!!
Back to top Go down
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/961915/Ms_MaraJade
Daennika
Chief
avatar

Title : Top Douche in charge
Number of posts : 483
Planet/System : Sol, Outer Rim
Credits : 553
Rep : 37
Registration date : 2009-03-16

PostSubject: Re: Getting down to business   Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:54 am

Thank you MMJ! cheers

I'm using this page to update what I've got so far: https://sites.google.com/site/starwarscfm/Home/cfm3-working-title

Will put stuff on FF.Net when I made a couple more chapters Very Happy
Back to top Go down
http://daesaurus.tumblr.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Getting down to business   

Back to top Go down
 
Getting down to business
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» "Business" names.
» Pastor's Business Card
» [solved]Is cox still in business? I cant find anything on their site!
» Norvel Is back in Business!!
» My current low cost business law & Legal Environment Texts

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Mandalorian Stuff :: Mando Stories-
Jump to: