|NOT our Christmas tree|
It’s finally here!
So far I've eaten about two dollars in chocolate coins, watched two movies (Nanny McPhee 1 & 2), finished two books (Every Breath and Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire), and worked a (very little) bit on developing some story ideas. Our tree is finally up, and even though there’re no presents under it yet things are starting to feel a lot more Christmassy.
Summer was my dry season in terms of writing inspiration, but since autumn I've been bombarded with ideas. I’m trying to let the good ones develop as organically as possible (read: I’m hoping they’ll magically fall into place with the bare minimum of effort). Outlines and character sketches don’t work for me if I don’t already have a good sense of the story; my characters almost always become paper dolls, stuck with whatever traits I assign them but no real personalities of their own. Still, I’m hoping to get some actual planning--however loose--done during break. We’ll see how that goes. What I’d really like to do is sit back and relax. Finish more books. Eat more chocolate. Watch as many movies as I can before my brain rots.
So, what are you guys planning for your breaks? Are there projects to be tackled or naps to be taken? Most likely I won’t be posting again before January. Until then, merry Christmas!