Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I've gone from 80k to 60k and now down to 42k words.
I was nervous, until I realized, (thanks to workshops, conferences and critiques), how important Psychology is to writing.
So, I've been doing my research-reading non-fiction books on the human condition.
As I create, my characters act in a certain way, therefore the story moves forward and a plot unfolds.
But as I look outside my fiction and into my real life, I see it's not all that different. And I can apply my research to all my interactions.
Oh, if only I could write my own life the way I do for my characters. But it's not that easy. I can't control others. I don't even think I want to (well......). So, as I navigate this crazy world, I guess I'll enjoy my superb cast without trying to force the plot.
HEY REBECCA ROSE- does that make me a real life panster???