Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When am I?

Well, I had an idea for a post but it just flew out of my brain. I'm watching hip-hop videos, maybe that's why. 50cent ruined my blogging.

It's finally warm here. Everything's brilliantly green and gold the way it only is for a short time in spring--oh, wait, I remember what I was going to write about.

Since it's early in the year, as usual I can't seem to settle to a project. I'm flitting like a hummingbird from one project to another, writing a little bit here, a few pages there. That's fine--eventually one will hold my interest and I'll finish it over the summer--but it is a bit confusing to keep the details straight. Not the plot and character details, I don't mean: those are too important for me to forget, even during a writing hiatus. No, it's the season of the year that mixes me up. Little Sparrow and the swashbuckling fantasy (I'm going to have to name it; I'll start calling it Adventures in Zoology) both take place in early spring, but Stag in Ruin is set in mid-fall and the Bell-Men sequel (Bloodhound) is set in early winter.

So Monday I was writing about Kristof the weredeer running around in drifts of dead leaves in the Endric high mountains in Stag in Ruin; yesterday I wrote a little bit about Terry and Cledesculen escaping from bandits in a golden spring dawn in Adventures in Zoology; and today I spent my lunch break writing about Cam riding her unicorn through the snow in the bell-men's world. I have to look out the window to see what time of year I'm really in.

10 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

I rarely write stories set in the hot weather. Probably because I hate it so much.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Sounds like a case of seasonal confusion to me. Keep flitting, little hummingbird...

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle--I love hot weather, but for some reason I haven't written anything set in summer recently. Hmmm.

Alan--Flit flit flit! :)

abrokenlaptop said...

I am utterly charmed by the tiny glimpses that you're sharing of your stories. Thank you for that!

-Mercedes

Jarmara Falconer said...

That's a good point, K.C. You've made me stop and think about reflecting on the season in my work. Thank you.

Happy writing and happy Easter.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Writing in summer is hard for me. On the plus side, working in the garden does count as exercise!

K.C. Shaw said...

Mercedes--Thanks! I think. :)

Jarmara--I love putting weather and seasons in my writing. Moon phases are important too (sometimes to the plot, sometimes just to the atmosphere), which is another detail I have to keep track of.

Natalie--In that case, I have exercised 30 minutes already this morning!

Jamie Eyberg said...

You are not alone with your flitting. The way I am going around projects is like a butterfly with hiccups. I can't wait to see what you settle on.

Cate Gardner said...

That reminds me, I need to get back to my book while it's still cold outside. :D

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--Butterfly with hiccups! I love it!

Cate--Once it gets warm and sunny out, the writing just goes out the window (so to speak) for me.