Writing is a weird thing. An idea comes into your head, you try to put it into words, and a piece of a story comes out of it.
I will admit to being inspired by The Hunger Games in using the present tense first-person POV, but for this story, it makes sense to utilize that method. The present tense adds immediacy to the story, and Feren's voice is simple, to say the least. She was raised in the jungle, so she's had no access to books or more advanced ways of learning. She doesn't need to wrestle with a thesaurus to describe what she's seeing or feeling; she just says what she's seeing and feeling.
Right now, I have 3,610 words, with plenty more to come. I have a feeling this is going to be a long story, though, so I'll probably end up writing installments of about 30K words. Maybe five installments at the most. Trust me, there will be a lot going on in this little universe to justify 150K. The smaller installments will make it all easier to swallow. ;3
5 years, 10 months ago
18 Jan 2013 18:12 CET