My copy of the book that we in the Fictastic Four (no, we still don’t have a better name) arrived on Monday. I began reading it that night and tried to really think about the application of its lessons, which is more than I do with most fiction writing books I own; I tend to read them, acknowledge the lessons and put them out of my head.
But with this one, I’ve been thinking about what the writers are telling me. And, as per FF charter, I’ve been attempting some of the exercises.
No, I don’t have anything I can post here yet, but I can tell you this: I have, for the first time in quite awhile, the bulk of a short story in my head. Simply by doing what this book suggested–thinking of several incidents from the last week or so that could be seeds of a story, thinking of a main character and what that character really wants, expanding the character’s personality traits–I’m mentally farther along than I have been for any story in probably almost three years.
I’m going to cut this short, because I want to do some real writing instead of taking too much time telling you that I’m writing, but I wanted to have it on record that I’m actually working on what I said I’d work on for this project. So nyah.