Story-Scribbling Sunday – December 16, 2012: Bits and Pieces
I haven’t actually worked on The Bramble Prince this week, unless you count a few lines scribbled on a scrap of paper or in a notebook while out and about. At home, on the computer, the internet is always just too distracting, just one click away. Oh, I know, I could just turn it off, but it is so convenient, being able to search for just the right word, for some other bit of horse-related information or random historical fact. And then, before I know it, I’ve been sucked into the NaNoWriMo forums again, or TVtropes, or watching stupid stuff on youtube… *sigh*
But at least, when I’ve finally gone to bed, my brain spits out some random fact that I might be able to use at some later point. Anything from who will accept a minor character from Goblins and Masks as an apprentice to the Kivailo priests’ view on homosexuality. And bits and pieces for The Bramble King. Yes, The Bramble Prince insists on a sequel, which is still sadly lacking in the plot department. But I’m collecting these bits and pieces, a serial murderer here, a pretty but naive girl here, a civil war, a distant acquaintance who’ll make a rather unpleasant lord… Like seeds, I collect them, plant them, let them grow… hopefully, they will eventually grow into a whole story.
And now, I must go write a random bit of Goblins. I’m in the mood for a bit of a Christmas story, and the Bramble Prince characters don’t celebrate Christmas.