I brainstormed an idea but I wasn’t sure it would work.
I’ve think I might tell a love story that starts and ends at a blood donor clinic. It would be a sad story where the guy metaphorically gets sucked dry by the girl. It could work. The theme would be about how much of ourselves we give to those around us. Giving too much can be counterproductive and this poor guy is going to learn that the hard way.
I gave the project a working title of “Bled Dry” but other than that, I still knew very little of the story. I wasn’t worried about it though. I’m not the type of writer than plans out his stories before hand. I don’t outline or plot. I just get an idea, give it some thought, and jump in and write. I find that the story just naturally comes to life this way. It’s a style that works for me and I plan on sticking to it.
So I started writing the story and got six pages in before I realized it wasn’t going to work. I threw out those pages and started again. I changed the occupation and age of the main character and things started flowing.
Here’s what I’ve had to say about the process on Twitter for this first week;
Well, that should give you some insight as to my creative process thus far.
As far as the story goes, the main character has met his love interest and things are just starting to get serious between them. It’s going to be interesting to see how their relationship develops from here.
Thanks a lot!
Go to the Week 2 Update.