Good evening people,
After a long yet fun trip to Michigan, I am finally glad to be back home. I am glad to have been at work today. I am glad to have worked on a little bit of a chapter. And....you get the idea. Tomorrow, I probably won't be as tired. I do think, however, that the time in Marquette, Michigan and the 10 p.m. drive through Chicago were definitely worth it.
If you do decide to go on vacation some time in the near future, you should definitely visit Marquette.
Well, as I said before, I am finishing up on The Magic Video Game 3: Mystery of the Island and am about to start on The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs 3: The Fiesta (name is subject to change), hopefully to finish both by the time school starts again on August 31st (I have one more semester left of college. Oh boy). And tonight, I am going to talk to you about how I come up with ideas for chapters and whatnot.
Q: Two chapters down for which novel?
A: I am almost done with The Magic Video Game 3: Mystery of the Island, but I'm not quite finished yet. Well, actually, I have three chapters left in that book, but my main goal tonight is to get one chapter finished. Then, I think I will put The Magic Video Game aside for a month and work on The Jazzy Island of Dinosaurs if I am still serious about getting the next three novels published by the end of August. Rockybado has still been on my mind, and I don't want to just diss that series.
Q: Do I still have hope for publishing these next three novels by the end of August?
A: Yes and no. If I can't get the three novels published by August, I'm putting myself on a deadline for December, which I think is a little late because I haven't really published anything for a year if I wait that long. My first hope is to get them published by the end of August, but I'm not going to be too strict on myself because my summer is really busy.
Q: Do I think the quickies and longest chapters are getting a little old?
A: Absolutely not. They have probably lost their "comical" meaning because the sarcasm about the longest chapter ever is in every book. But I like the idea of the quickies and longest chapters ever because I can technically take a break from writing a conventional chapter for once. I like the idea of quickies because of some cartoons that I watched as a kid.
Q: Which chapter do I think is the best one?
A: Probably the one that I attached to my last blog post (Chapter 14 of The Magic Video Game 3: Mystery of the Island) because I legitimately made myself laugh at what I had written. No, seriously though. I think there are a lot of good chapters. Some chapters are better than others, not gonna lie. The ideas for some chapters are thought up on the fly. There are other chapters that I had put much more thought into. And there are yet other chapters where I couldn't think of much, so I had to stretch my brains like silly putty to come up with some relatively good ideas. So, in essence, there are amazing chapters. There are great chapters. There are good chapters. There are cheesy chapters. And there are some chapters that I would just love to throw out the freakin' window.
Q: What is the criteria for a good chapter?
A: Nope. Sorry. (:*-O)
I really don't think there is criteria for a good chapter, so to speak. I think that, as long as you have some creativity whatsoever, many people will be thrilled with the fact that you're actually a published author and they will fall head over heels in love with your writing, regardless of how good or bad you think you might be. And there will be others who don't like the idea of reading in general (Me!) or they don't like that genre. Nothing wrong with either scenario.
If you don't feel like you're a good writer, sit in a bright room with some rock music playing and eat as much bacon as you like. Then, you'll feel better about yourself. I guarantee it.
For those of you who do not like bacon, rock music, or both, just pick something different!
I will try to get a blog post in next weekend, but it depends on if my family and I are going out of town again. I am, however, 86.91% sure that I will be able to post a blog next weekend, so be on the lookout for an updated blog by me!
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