"He was too quiet or he was too loud. He took things too seriously, or not seriously at all. He was too sensitive, or too cold-hearted. He hated with every fiber of his being, or loved with every piece of his heart." (Stacy Hunt)
I have seen this quote floating around for a long time. It is a line that has intrigued me since the moment I saw it. It sparked my inner writer, and for many months a thought lurked in the back of my mind, a thought I hardly dare consider. The thought was that a character like this would be something of a challenge, and I should attempt to write one. The thought would not leave me alone and eventually a character showed up that was angry, and bitter, yet he could love, if only someone would love him. He asked me to write his story. I agreed. But since this quote was a massive inspiration for this character I am a little terrified to write about him.
His name is Whip. And he is Shadow.
|"Nothing in my life is constant."|
This year I have to try to figure out Whip's story. At the beginning of the month I made myself a promise, a kind of resolution, to write more. Especially to write more of the stories that I have been so afraid to put down on paper. Whip will probably be the first I really work on, but I also want to work on the story about England in the 1600's during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The story about Cyril and the Keara. I want to write tell the story about a girl who gets her heart broken over and over again, but still wants to love. I want to write the characters that have been drifting around in the dusty corners, just waiting to be let out. I want to go back to working on my plays and musicals, which deserve so much better than just being abandoned. I want to try to be a proper sort of writer this year. Though I'm not sure how well that will work out.
I also want to sign up for dance and try to find an acting school somewhere near by. I really need to start focusing more on my acting, looking at scrips, analyzing characters, working with emotion and response. I have to start driving again too, so I can get my license. I have a busy sort of year ahead of me, and that is a little daunting. But it is kind of nice to have plans.
I'm going to try really hard to do things this year. I need to be brave and just do things. I don't much like doing things that scare me, but I have to try. If you could all keep me in my prayers I would be most thankful. :)
Would you like me to start posting about my plots/stories again? Would you like to hear more about my new characters? It's all up to you! PEACE OUT Y'ALL!
*swings around cape and leaps off stage*