As promised, here is your Monday update to the last week’s topic on getting my story off the ground. I can tell you that I’ve made a great deal of progress, but I also have to say that I haven’t reached any definitive conclusions on how to move forward and so I’ve decided to extend my self-imposed deadline (why do I publish these things!? lol), so as to give myself a little more time to work out exactly what I want my first full length book to be about.
I do have some ideas, but nothing concrete enough to write about at this time, except to say that I’ve narrowed down the genre to something in the political thriller/legal thriller realm, most likely. These sound fairly vague, I know, but what I’m determining right now isn’t necessarily what I can write, I’m also weeding out the stuff that I’m quite sure I do not want to write, or am otherwise incapable of doing a good job with.
Beyond politics and that sort of realm, I don’t really think I have much skill in other genres except for possibly something along the lines of a science fiction/fantasy realm, but as much as I love and enjoy that type of story I’m not really sure my imagination skews in that direction quite wildly enough to make a go of it. It’s possible, of course, but the more I think about it the more I think that I’ll be much better at writing real world stuff, perhaps with a hint of cutting edge tech or something along those lines to spice it up.
As to characters, I’ve come up with several and I have a bare bones outline of a few more. At the moment my worlds feel rather underpopulated, but I’m sure more characters will come to me as I start working out the true outline and scope of my story. Or at least that’s the hope.
In any case, I am sorry to report that this update can not be quite as definitive as I’d hoped, but I figured I should at least meet the deadline I gave myself here by at least composing a post to explain exactly where I am in the process, in case anyone happens to be checking back to see what I’ve come up with. I will certainly add more updates as they become relevant, in the meantime I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful Sakura gallery I put up over the weekend (they are spectacular as always, I love living in Japan this time of year!), and as always thanks for reading!