Just a quick post today, primarily because the blog’s looking a little desolate. I haven’t been posting this week because I don’t really have anything interesting to say. Weird, because I have an entire list of potential blogging topics. Anyway, here’s a list of writerly and non-writerly things which happened this week:
First of all, it’s Spring (in the Southern Hemisphere)! I’m definitely not a winter person… but I’m not really a Summer person either. I’m more of a late-Spring, early-Autumn person; not sweating in the humid Australian climate, but not freezing my butt of either. (If I had to choose between Summer and Winter, though, I’d be a Summer person. Being cold is not cool (pun intended*)).
Secondly, way back in March/April, I reserved a book from my library. After forgetting about it for a while, it's finally my turn to read it! A nice surprise. It came at a good time too; I just started reading a book which I didn’t really like. I gave up after fifty pages because it was too confusing, and there were too many characters introduced all at once.
Thirdly, for a while now I haven’t been enjoying writing action scenes. Today I think I figured out why: I have too many chase scenes. Looking through the outline, I’ve found I’ve got way too many scenes where the protagonists are chased by the antagonists/local police. Fortunately, I’m writing the last chase scene, so action scenes should get easier to write. Now I know to mix up the action scenes for future novels. Lesson learned.
Hmm. This wasn't such a short post after all. Surprise! Once you get writing, you can't stop!
How was your week, both writing and non-writing wise? Did you have a great week, or a not-so-great week? Also, are you a Summer person, a Winter person, or someone in between? Let me know in the comments!
* Confession: I’m not 100% sure that that’s a pun. (It’s Friday, I’m allowed to be a little bit brain dead.)