Ok, I’m meant to be working on my story which I want to finish the first draft of by 31st August as I want to submit the book into a competition. It’s a story I wrote quite a few months ago but stopped half way through as I had research issues with it, as it’s set in ancient Egypt and I’m no egyptologist. However I came across this competition and I thought my idea really fitted into to what the publisher who was running this competition wanted. So I got myself in gear and actually did the research I needed and it was great, gave me more depth and more ideas, so I’m now back to writing it and I’ve hit two problems (and before I go further I should say this is a children’s story aimed at about 10+).
Problem 1: I shouldn’t have stopped writing it in the first place, trying to continue where I left off, it’s like another person writing it.
Problem 2: (I should also point I’m a fairly new writer) My main characters need to find three objects to reverse a curse. As an author I need them to find those objects as otherwise I can’t finish the story but what I’m suffering from is that I feel unconfident in writing the search and acquisition of these three objects, I’m worried that these objects will virtually fall into my characters hands because I need them to be there, that it will look to easy, I suppose I need the events to give them the objects, not me. Out of the three objects, my characters so far have the first and I’m fairly happy with the method of acquisition for that one. But it’s just the other two objects, I know where the objects are, I know the difficulties they’d encounter and I guess it’s the getting round the difficulties bit is hard, don’t want to make it look too convenient.
Mmmm, shouldn’t be talking about it really, should be getting that .doc up instead and writing it.