Currently like this:
It’s been a long time since I went back writing my novel, and re-reading it again, I found it refreshing. For the first time, I finally liked my work (Hooray!). And it’s like I’m going to pursue this storyline. So far, the developments are surprising (I’m the writer and I’m surprised at the flow myself, haha), and I love the new ways fate has led the band and Rouen to meet. I’m so looking forward the next chapter, which is about the L&F, and tracing their family back to the district legends who used to play with the passageways.
And yes, there’s a lot of guitars playing in the background to just boost up my inspiration / brain juice level.
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We’re finishing the ‘Collecting Strangers’ arc, and we’re leading the way to the ‘Teaching How to Sing’ chapter. I’m super excited culminating scenes for Rouen and the band, but I feel too lazy to write everything down. Oh, if only the words I could think of immediately gets written into a notebook? Wait a minute! That could work for another good story!
I know, it;s ridiculous to think of a Book 2 already when Book 1 isn’t finished yet! I’m really eager to wrap up the first book at least, so that my readers (ehrm, two avid ones) can finally get the taste of the Substitute Singer that’s been raving in my mind. And her meeting with the original singer is far crazy awesome!
I always take a good look at my home church’s band, trying to feel the mood of the bassist, the keyboard, the drummer and the lead guitar—one of which never actually existed. But, hey, my imagination works in this one, for Mat is my special pride, and I could get his inspiration from a dozen of characters set to lash out at the world with a sincere Tsundere character.
Ehem, so anyways. I WILL finish the story, perhaps in two years time, because just the beginning takes a rough start; I’ve changed the introduction chapters for three times already, just as when the story was getting to the next arc. So hopefully, I am able to portray the right moods and emotions for each circumstance, and I have no doubt this will be an enjoyable read.
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I guess novelists have a great problem dealing with the stories they write, for if one good plot comes after another, they;d ultimately polishe their already-written one to an extent. This is probably one reason why writing a novel takes such a long time!
I’ve actually made MANY versions of my story, and it sucks to just start over again. My main problem is not about the whole plot, but the lead character, whom I have to bless with a unique personality and circumstance so that the whole story will be put together. Rouen is a great lead for me, she’s not very much outgoing but has so many things going in her mind. As an illustrator, I could actually show that, but it’s hard when using just words. The REHASH RD is a new, refreshing take on the story, giving Rouen much time to develop in the story all through out, but I want the beginning to be interesting, because the character is just plain and ordinary, unlike the story which is about to unfold and change her life forever.
I want her to strongly say, “I am here, look at me, notice me,” and all that sorts. I should find the rights words and emotion for this!
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I have a new term for Mat’s gallery!
I intended to finish Chapter 10 today, which is focused on Rouen’s encounter with the Lancaster Heir, Matteo. This is a pure win, because she literally imagined a whole new person and had no idea of the next member she is about to meet. Chapter 10 is a part of the Collecting Strangers arc. Which is a really good title, I’d love to make it into a separate book!
I have the Kimi Ni Todoke OST playing in the background, which gives a really serene feel as opposed to the drastic meeting with the spit-fire Mat. Piano and orchestra indeed helps in giving a good story, and helps me find rich words to describe the whole scene. I have to admit, Chapter 10 is the longest so far. And wait till I get to 11, which gives Rouen the hint why the Happy Animals disbanded 10 years ago!
I’m really excited to finish this arc, because the next one is going to be droll! :)
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