Spark! 1.5

Three screenplay pages in, and more character profiling drafted later… and voila! I am staying on point for a change. If I can draft a few high points with the Spark! theme behind them, I can carry forward with my Borealveldt Troupe and continue editing for my final thesis.

One thing is for certain. It is a relief to be writing creatively… though I have started what I understand, is my last primary class leading into completion of my thesis. To write a story as a thesis though… boy howdy do I hope that all is as I expect it to be. Then I will be even more focused on this aspect of my day.

As I mentioned in prior posts, writing has a healing effect on me. As the new school year looms with the promise of documentation being audited… I half dread the year, but I did very well with it last time… I had just promised myself I would be a step further in my program by now and be out of the classroom after the last go round.

Oh well… someone has to do it, and in the meantime… I get to live the dream and write… Right?!

Thank you for joining me today!

Good morning, good night wherever you are! Til next time.

Kath

 

SPARK! 1.4

I’ve done it. I have found my pathway into the Spark! storyline without creating too much of a headache in the process. A little missed sleep because my brain WOULD. NOT. SHUT. OFF… but what’s a little sleep between the magic and the muse?

At least I hope that is the case, and will continue to be so.

No new details other than it has begun. Just the usual. I am still binge watching Netflix, but this time the unending supply of empathy that I hold in reservoir guided me toward today’s writing.

I want it to be a comic style writing but it is more story format to me now… so I compromised and put it in screenplay format since that is my new talent. At least I know enough to be dangerous and catch the interest of some of my peers using it…

I have my theme…

Optimism and hope. Those are two things that I live on to keep the doldrums away… and by GOD, I will share that same message in my writing one way or another…

and now I wish to be a wuss and go back to my yoga ball and Show… The writing has begun…

Hope all is well in your world!

Good morning, good night wherever you are! Til tomorrow…

Kath

yes… I know… highly disjointed thoughts today but that is the absence of sleep showing up…

 

 

 

… sidebar…

Last night, and again today, I started working on the art aspect of Spark! that I wanted to begin only to find that my favorite pencil is not where I expect it to be.

A.. pencil…

Seriously. Have I gotten that… no… yes I have. I am so obsessed with having one pencil.. or at the very least, one particular style of pencil that I am not comfortable without them. I feel uninspired…no… not quite that… but unfocused because I have the wrong tool.

Bahh… Ok… We are counting our crazy little sidebar as our writing for today and going back to yet one more heart-wrenching Netflix moment… WHILE WE DRAW WITH SAID TOOL.

Oy…

Hope ya’ll are more focused than me today… sheesh…

Good morning, good night wherever you are. Talk to you soon!

Kath

Spark! 1.3

Two brief pieces of the puzzle etched a bit in a document later, and here we are once again. This time, I have another plan.  A plan to sketch the banner for the story. A moment in my time to… ok, I admit it… to go back to being a Netflix bum.

This time however, I will also start drafting character arcs to share with you in the days to come.

Now that I have bombarded you with hints of ideas that I have created as I finally went back to the writing table, what has inspired you? Kept you going? Been a slightly randomly cool thought that passed through your mind?

What has you dreaming of the unusual that only the artist in you can fully appreciate and act upon?

(…go for it…)!

Good morning, good night wherever you are. See you in a few!

Kath

 

Spark! – 1.2

Just when I thought I had no central idea to share, I came up with… well… nothing solid to share just yet – but definitely a tool to build into my story. A potential ‘Hail Mary’ that, if presented right, could spell the end of a trying time for the protagonist.

Sooo… (yup – I like that transitional phrase) … if you don’t mind, I am going to keep this moment brief and go take a stab at drafting my newest of ideas.

Take my own advice from yesterday, and get out of my own way and write!

Good morning, good night wherever you are. Til tomorrow!

Kath

Spark! – 1.1

Sooo… with pay it forward, and big dreams in mind. Have you ever been certain that Angels walk among us? That God has a hand in every little thing we do, but … in the rocky and dark moments, neither are anywhere to be found…?

That is the inspiration behind the character Blaze, and the tale that is becoming Spark. That spark of inspiration that is needed to keep your head above water, fighting to the next moment. The next day. Finding ways to gain control of the emotions that run both sides of the spectrum.

These characters will lead us on a journey of creativity. Of battles that need to be fought with the Negative Neds’ and Noras’ of the world. Of finding our magic whether it be in art, writing, metal or woodworking… whatever it is that allows us to get out of our heads and thrive.

One thing that I can say for this, albeit brief, blog of ideas… I am gaining ground in not just building Spark!, but also in understanding the mindset behind my nemesis within the novel. Now, if I would just get out of my own way and write…

For now… stay strong. Share ideas. Find joy…

Good morning, good night wherever you are! Until tomorrow…

Kath

Spark! – 1

Have you walked in a store, an office at work, or any setting where others are present, and knew something was in your favor? That the stars had aligned and today was your day?

Maybe it was that you were relaxed, on vacation, or just away from the stress of your obligations, but you felt it, right?

I have felt that more and more as time passes.

One minute it is just a good day.

The next someone pays for a pop that wasn’t run through the register when I paid for my groceries and I only have my debit card.

The next is when I pay that action forward and help someone else out because I felt someone needed a boost and it was a simple act to give back.

Those moments are the inspiration. Those are the moments that I know my mind is in the right space for the creativity to flow… so of course I just enjoy the moment and Netflix to my heart’s content.

… but then again… I do pick apart what I am watching for ideas. I don’t squander the joy of watching a show dedicated to emergency personnel… or a super hero that flashes by as he saves the world.

I end up with more ideas than I know what to do with and that is 99% of the problem… but for now I will take the problems. I will go forth and begin drafting my first ideas for Blaze. And when I am not completely overwhelmed and a plot has come together.. you will be the first to know!

Good morning, good night wherever you are! See you soon…

Kath