I absolutely have to update you about my writing life!!! Yes at last!
While I was busy with exams and catching up with vlogging and blogging, especially the Weekly Photo Challenge, afterwards, I also had a lot going on with my pen and paper… well, mainly with my MS Word. And it’s only now that I finally pushed away my laziness to sit down and write a post about some serious business of mine: writing.
From the title of this post, you might have an idea of my writing projects. In fact, before my exams started I spent 2-3 consecutive days at writing a whole short film script. Like, non-stop. Except for sleep.
By the way some of you who liked my facebook page (An Evil Nymph) did see a status I posted at that time telling you about that little project. So, for you it’s not the big news yet ;)
At that time I was totally obsessed by the idea of fake memories and this is what basically led me to that scriptwriting frenzy. Its working title is ‘Her Dream’ and focuses on a girl named Terry who is living in a life made up of her own lies. And through the story she finds out about it and thus tries to find out why she has fake memories and what past trauma led her to this…
Then, after I was done with the script… I had this crazy idea… to transform it into a novel!!! Write the story all over again, but this time in the novel format. I got so excited with this project that I started it before my exams started, and though of course I’ve stopped during my exams, now I’ve got back to it!
Maybe this is going to be more of a novella than a novel though.
Anyway, this is basically what I’ve been doing since my exams ended, writing. And lately I have been pretty steady: sometimes I would write 1000 words a day consecutively and sometimes one chapter per day (which surprisingly can range from 800 to 3000 words!) and of course I have days off too.
By the way, let me tell you, turning a script into a novel is not a piece of cake at all! And thanks to that realisation I now totally understand why movie adaptations never completely follow the book.
Even George R. R. Martin said during Comic Con: “Books are books. The show is the show.”
In any case, I intend to finish the writing of this novella or novel before I fly off to university next year! And I’m aware that this novel of mine will have to be rewritten again after I finish the current draft I’m working on. For the sake of people who make novels from scripts and people who make scripts from novels alike. *thumbs up*
Hope I keep my word!
Have a great weekend!
An Evil Nymph.