The week hasn’t been very productive and my current working story is going a little left. Working through these issues can be daunting, but writing goes on. Just as this isn’t the post I meant for today, that one wont come out of my brain, but still I write.
Tonight is a gaming night, my group is heavy role play so it helps with character development. Creating them, playing them, and having actual dialogue in character, I hope, has helped me make my story people more realistic in their own conversations. Creating stories everyday, not the one I am actually working on, slows me down. Laying in bed at two am and having a conversation, possibly amusing, but very tiering later in the day.
I have a voice recorder on my headboard for this situation. I rarely use it as most of the conversations are exercising more than anything. Never know when a whole story can come of it though. At least two of my working story lines started this way, but the part that was there isn’t in the story, but before it begins.
Pardon my ramble here. As I have said many time in these posts, the only way anyone improves as a writer, is by writing. So don’t stop just because the story has gone wrong. Some time the characters will take you to a better place.