It’s been ten days since my last blog post. Sorry for taking so long. Life, as usual, tends to get in the way. But, in those ten days, I’ve managed to take Crashing Souls from being an idea, to being an actual story, with a plot and have it all come to life in my mind. Having started three other books after Mystic Waters (Chasing the Tide, The Reigning Waves and Crashing Souls), I have more of an idea of how I actually write/see a story.
I always start at the beginning. Whether it be the first few sentences or the first few chapters, the beginning is always there. Then, I head for the heavy scenes that I know are going to be there; the scenes that are real game changers. These scenes or chapters need to be written almost immediately before I lose the image of them in my head. My characters are telling me where the story is going. They are giving me the pictures and the direction. After that, I’ve usually got then end written, then I go back and fill the rest in. This is my system. The first 30,000 words, I’ve the structure of the story down.
With Crashing Souls, I am saving the scenes between my two most important characters. I have the ending down and parts of the middle. I even have the meeting of those important characters. But I can’t bring myself to write their relationship yet. I think this is because I want to know Dexter as he is alone before I want to know him as part of a unit. It’s weird. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to drown yet in the way they are. I’m not sure. But I’m sure, once you read the book, you’ll know what I mean.
We’re working hard over here and I thank you all for your patience and support. Synopsis to Crashing Souls will be out soon!
Now playing Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. Classic, I know.
All my love,