December 29, 2004

For My Roomy - Past and Present

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
John Tudor

Alright. I've been put down to this, writing in my blog over break. I guess there are worse fates, but, to be honest, I have come to dread writing in my blog. An attitude that I'm hoping will change when I don't have so much required writing involved. Anyway, back to what I was saying before, I was pushed into this by Tiffany, that is right Tiff, you.
Sidenote: how the title plays into this - Tiff is one of my roommates this year : )
Hopefully by this point I haven't driven everyone away by being roundabout and not getting to the point. The point, if there is one, must be this: I'm requiring myself to get a start on my writing. Believe it or not, I want to be a novelist once I get out of school. In part, I have to thank Dr. Arnzen for this sudden move to want to actually get a start before I put on my cap and gown. In his Writing of Poetry class he told us all the benefits of getting published early on.
So I figure I might as well take some well-given advice. As anyone who has had even the most mild contact with me can tell you, I'm not the best with deadlines. In fact, I can't usually live with them until after they have passed. So I've set up some really simple goals (or rather, I hope really simple goals.) The first of my goals is for this nice long break I have right now. I want to come up with an extremely basic plot outline for my first novel. (Example: Crime and Punishment is about a man driven insane with the guilt left behind by a crime.)
In order to actually get a move on I need a lot of advice and honest criticism. I think I have an idea of a basic plot outline, which I will write down in a minute, but I need to ask for some feedback. I haven't been very good with this in the past on this blog, but I figure what the heck, I'll try again. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! Here it is: A character writes journal entries to a named audience. (For example: I name my journals, hence this idea, go figure.) Anyway, the character meets their "journal." (My journal is named Kevin, so I'd meet "Kevin" who knows these stange quirks about me that I journal about.) Okay, I know that this idea is EXTREMELY raw and unpolished, but I need to know if it sounds even mildly interesting. If it is, I'll work on it, if it isn't I'll ditch it for another.
To make my title work, here is a shoutout to my amazing roomy of last year!

Posted by Diana Geleskie at December 29, 2004 1:14 PM

I think its a great idea. It would work well for the early teen kids!

Posted by: Tiffany at December 29, 2004 1:44 PM

Yes, I figured about the same.

Posted by: Diana at December 30, 2004 1:51 PM
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