Monthly Archives: March 2011

Software (or lack of it)

Currently Listening To: Goku’s Spirit Bomb,  composed by Bruce Faulconer

So as I’ve been working on outlining my second draft of my story, I realize that I’ve been itching to write. So I’ve decided to go with that instinct and just write out the story. Who knows? Perhaps more ideas will pop into my head as I write them.

On the other hand, I’ve been looking at what I should use to write. My choices are: OpenOffice, Microsoft Notepad, or yWriter5. What I like about yWriter5 is the amazing amount of tools I have at my disposal to help me organize. Characters, setting, scenes, etc. can all be organized and viewed easily. The issue for me is that when I’m writing…I rarely use those tools. So I feel yWriter has been more of a helpful planning tool, rather than a writing tool. Experiences might differ with other people.

Notepad is the simplest of tools – you just write! Perhaps a little too simple…therefore I think I might stick with OpenOffice. It’s easy to get started writing, and I can format the pages to my fitting.

Since I use two screens, I can utilize the use of perhaps yWriter and OpenOffice? We shall see.

Light Bulb

Currently Listening To: Nothing

It’s refreshing to figure out how to thaw out a frozen plot. Intially I was just relying on ideas such as a crazy coincidence, but I prefer to use those as an absolute last resort.


Currently Listening To: Omerta, by Lamb Of God

I hate when I can’t think of ways to advance my plot. ARGH!

Back To Writing!

Currently Listening To: No World For Tomorrow, by Coheed and Cambria

It was a long week, but now I have time to continue planning for the second full draft of my book. I say full draft because right now it’s current state is assorted chapters with tons of experimentation.

However, I spent a little time organizing my desk. I don’t know about any of you, but I cannot write if something isn’t right. Monitors aren’t set straight, soda’s not cold, etc. Also, I like using two monitors. The bigger one holds my writing – easier on the eyes.

I’ll post a shot of it soon.

Once the skeleton outline is done, it will be time to add the muscles and organs.

No writing for a while

Currently Listening To: Llama, by Phish

While I did plan out a good deal of the story, I’m just bummed that the first half of this week is going to be very stressful for me at work. Major deadline to meet.


Shall we?

Currently listening to: Ten Speed (of God’s Blood and Burial)

So it looks like I’ve begun to take this hobby of writing  a little more seriously. When you have friends that encourage you endlessly, well you eventually have to reward them by taking on whatever challenge they are encouraging you to take.

In this case, after a few years of NaNoWriMo, I’m deciding to take my work seriously and try and get my current story published.

It’s not an easy process, but it doesn’t mean I can’t have fun!