Saturday, January 15, 2011
So, after much procrastination, I've finally put pen to paper and started writing, well technically I haven't started writing, I've just jotted down some notes (and basic sketches) on the plot, settings, ideas for specific scenes but my main focus right now is character design.
In the past I have written short films, animations and a couple of short stories but the majority of those were for school and the ones that weren't usually didn't get finished. This is my first attempt at writing something so big. Since I have a (very) bad habit of starting things, and not finishing them (like the last animation I planed on doing, I wrote several stories, designed characters, storyboarded, digitally made characters and backgrounds but it was never animated). I plan on setting reasonable goals throughout the writing process, to keep myself motivated, with the ultimate goal of getting published. Honestly I'm not expecting to get published, finishing a book that I'm happy with is all I really want to do, but getting published would be the cherry on the top. I'v had some of my design work displayed in public and there is no group of words that can describe the feeling you get when you see something you have created, out there for the whole world to see.
Since I have very little knowledge of what I am actually doing, I will be doing a lot of research into writing techniques, and I will be taking any advice/tips from anyone who is willing to give it.
Until next time.
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