Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pages and Perhaps Too Much Character Development

So I've added pages to my first and second books. They both hold vague info on the books, what they entail, and the first book gives you the prologue. Happy reading with that.

And (sigh) I've been writing insanely as of late and I think there's a bit too much action in this book for the time-being. Perhaps I have to step away from the computer for a bit and then come back to it and read it all over, all...slow and interested, like I've never written it before, or something. Hope that works.

So I've cut down on my tea (for those of you who don't know, I'm a tea addict), because I believe I need a change or something. Bleh.

So I think I'm gonna get back to that writing now. Or maybe some tea and eggs...hmm.... (strokes chin thoughtfully)

Happy Reading...and Writing you lovely people.


  1. I do not see how there can be too much action in a story, but I think there is a point where there needs to be something else happening perhaps.
    Alas, for me I fear it's the other way around. Sometimes I get to a part in the story where there's more narration than action.

    Any suggestions, out of curiosity? (Because you know I write like there's no tomorrow)
    Happy writing,

  2. A plot does need action to move forward but I always try to balance it with some fun bit or some slow bits, just to give the reader a rest.

    That said, my current piece is a little manic at the moment. Luckily it fits the current mood of the heroine so I think I am getting away with it. So I think that as long as the action is in keeping with your characters you can carry on. If however, your characters are running the risk of burn out, then throttle back and give them a cup of tea too!

    As for more narration than action, does the plot need the action? Listen to your characters and their needs in relation to the plot rather than worrying about not enough action. When your characters decide they are going to kick some butt, they will let you know, trust me.

    Hope this comment isnt too preachy.


  3. Thanks for giving me some advice on my blog. I see what your point is and you're right. I guess it's easier for me to let my characters tell the story, since the story is told from the POV of the main character.
    When I get back to writing the next chapter I'll perhaps stop in and let you know how it went?
    Happy writing,