14 September 2007

Change of plans...

So I've been thinking about writing a swords & sorcery novel (Rogue Swords) for a while. I've mentioned it here once or twice, and did a little initial work on it (characters, parts of the plot, etc).

But I think I'm going to put it (back) on the back burner, and writing something else instead.

We went to see Stardust last night - what a cool movie! And afterwards, I sort of got some inspiration for the fairytale I've been thinking about, The Helper In The Sun.

The funny thing is, the fairytale started out with the title. Last night I finally figured out what the title means. I discovered who the Helper is, so it's starting to come together. Most significantly, I figured out why I'm writing the story.

One of the things slowing me down on the Rogue Swords book was that I didn't know why I was writing it (other than that it might be fun), or who I was writing it for. With the Helper story, I know I've got at least two readers automatically (my kids). I know what the point is and I know my motivation. Maybe I'll have a reason to write the Rogue Swords book someday, but not just yet...

More to follow!

4 comments:

revolution said...

interesting. that movie looked horrible from the previews.

REVOLUTION

Kim said...

Oh, I thought that Stardust looks really good! I heard somewhere that it appeals to those who like The Princess Bride. I haven't seen it yet, but would really like to. (We don't seem to make it to the movies often for some reason.)

Dan said...

We really enjoyed the movie, but then it's sort of a genre my wife and I both really enjoy. I thought it was well done, the visuals were pretty amazing, and while the story might have been predictable to those who predict things, I just sat back and enjoyed the ride.

As I think I've mentioned on this blog before, I generally enjoy movies, probably because I don't take them seriously enough to dislike them very much.

Kim said...

I must get that from you then, because I tend to feel the same way about movies. Flaws or general 'badness' usually need to be pointed out to me, because on my own I will like most movies I see!