Friday, February 27, 2009

Thoughts Behind the Words: Pieces

Today I finally finished the first scene from my AAP writing project [read it here]. I had basically one goal to this scene: setting the stage. Not just the character and her personality, but her house, and her job, and some of the things she likes. There are a few elements I wanted to add that didn't fit in, but that's always going to be the case.

I also carefully set up and took the picture that was mentioned in this scene, as I hope to continue doing. There's on thing you may have noticed if you read it: I excluded something from my picture. That would be the mask Nia saw. There's a distinct reason for why I'm not including it in my pictures, which will come out later.

The main character hasn't really been speaking to me much yet, but I trust that she will. I'm looking forward to getting to know her. There's another character I wanted to introduce in this scene, but that will have to wait until the next.

A random note... I've been considering naming every scene after a song. This scene is, because it just randomly happened that way. Basically, I'm having fun doing every kind of inter-related thing that comes to mind. For example, some of the inspiration for the concept behind this story came from Red's album Innocence and Instinct. This first scene has the same name as the first Red song I ever heard.

I'm also facing a question I face when I start out any story: how dark do I make it? My concept of what is dark and what's not is very... skewed. So how much do I limit it? Basically, my stories are all character driven. Always. Every single time. They explore things about the human mind and emotions, about life, and death, and hope, and pain. That means that there are many opportunities to go down paths that might be too intense for people who haven't walked them before. I always have a choice to face. I'm not sure yet exactly where I'll go (though obviously whatever I do will be Clean Place friendly – my rule is that if I can't post it on CP, I shouldn't be writing it).

So, there are some early thoughts. We'll see where this story goes.

- Elraen -

1 comment:

Liz said...

You know what I think? I think when you write, that you should be able to explore whatever is in your head. It may be dark and too deep for some people, but you can't listen to the pansies of the world either....of course I understand where you would like to post it on CP and be able to make it reader friendly...but you have to remember to be true to your Voice too. :)
I think it's really good so far!!! Can't wait to see what all happens! <3