Come in, and let me tell you a Story A Day, all May long…
In June and July, I’ll be drafting two new Kifo Island novels. I know something about 5 of the 6 point of view characters, and I’ve got a sketchy idea of the plots – but I need to learn more about these people and their stories.
So, in May, I explore. Every day, I’ll follow the prompts in A Month of Writing Prompts 2016. I’ll play while moving through my planning efforts. Some of these stories may become part of the eventual novels, but my goal is to invite these characters to show me who they are and what they want – and how their lives fit together to make a novel.
Yup, I got behind again. Not with the writing, but with the posting. Life happened, in the form of plans with my daughter, an exceedingly hot weekend, a devastating migraine, and just all the other things I’ve been up to.
It’s now the final day of the challenge, though, and I’m determined to get all the back posts up by midnight – so off we go to May 24, and the daily prompt, “Focus on Genre,” We were asked to choose a genre, and write a story in keeping with its tenets. I chose dark fantasy, and have a mysterious little vignette in which Quincette encounters some strange beings who seem to have some inexorable purpose for her…
Week Four’s theme is Strengths – an opportunity to focus more intensely on what’s been working so far.