Thinking About Project 14...

Aug 21, 2011 in ,

I had a bit of a hard time sleeping last night, which also meant that I had a bit of time on my hands to think, and think I did. It was mostly about writing, and I think I'm going to blog about it a bit…

One of the major things that was bothering me was Project 14. Not the project itself per se, but rather how I'm going blog about it. You see, I like to keep what I'm working on more of a mystery… In other words, I don't like saying the names of my characters, and I don't usually say what my story is about, or rather, going to be about. I really want to try to open up, because I honestly want to blog about (almost) everything related to P14. I don't know why I'm saying this, but anyway, I guess I'll just have to try to do it.

Speaking of Project 14, I can't help but say that I'm really enjoying telling people that I'm writing a new book. Yes, that's what it is. I didn't want to admit it at first, and I know that doesn't make any sense, but that is what I am doing. I am writing a new book. I feel it gives me a new sense of purpose, you know? Like I said before, it is that feeling of continuity that I love. The problem, however, lies in the fact that I can envision several conversations that will go like this (one already has):

Person: What is your book about?
Me: I don't know yet?

Do you see what I mean yet? I honestly don't know what P14 is about yet. I have a rough storyline in my head, but it's so vague that I cannot possibly put it into words, or rather, in short enough words that someone would actually pay attention long enough.

Well, I can tell you one thing. P14 is not out of the woods yet, because at under 3,000 words, it's barely even in it yet. There are still characters to create (and more headache-inducing, name, because I'm extremely fussy about that), an entire plot to figure out, and little details that I need to clear up.

I really want to finish P14.