Friday, April 16, 2010

Addicted, All the pretty girls, and Columbia college


I have a lot on my mind today. I’ve been preoccupied with my new book and today, I took a leap of faith and decided to print out the first two chapters (with notes attached) of the second draft to the first book of the Truson S.E.T. series The electric eel bandit. This should have been done weeks ago but since I was so busy with trying to find a job and writing everyday with my new project, I got a little distracted. There is a lot more I need to do in order to keep my writing afloat including reading!!! I should devote more time to reading as well as writing but sometimes it’s really hard to do that when your writing everyday and getting caught up within the story but I’m going to try and do better.

As a matter of fact, I’m reading a book right now called ‘All the pretty girls’ by J.T. Ellison. It’s about a cop name Taylor Jackson who is in search of a serial killer known as the southern strangler. So far, this guy is a sick dude because after he kills his victims, he cuts off their hands and keeps them as souvenirs (The victims are all college co-eds who seems to be doing something with their lives until they were killed). I think I’m on chapter eleven and I really like it. Who knows? Maybe it’s time for me to take a break from writing for a week, start reading books and taking notes like I used to do in my Critical Reading and Writing Classes at Columbia College.

At Columbia, we always read a couple of pages a week and then write about what elements the author was using to make the story come alive when it comes to pace, setting, theme, tone, dialogue etc. Maybe that’s what I need to start doing in order to get a better grip on my story. Maybe that’s what I need to start blogging about for awhile instead of bragging about me working on my new book all the time (it is pretty boring). I think I might do that for awhile (but I’m probably not going to do it everyday considering I need time to write.

Anyways, enough bragging. I have to get back to work if I want to get this writing thing done. See ya.