I’ve been recently working on what will be the central pillar of my final grade work, or at least what I hope it will be if it’s not pull back.
It was an idea in which I thought one hundred times before deciding to carry it out, but that was obviously not enough, because once I had begun to work on it I kept on thinking about it and suddenly everything changed, I think for the better.
My original idea was to write a set of independent short stories and group them in the same publication using as a link the theme of all the stories, which is witchcraft. I had hundreds of ideas in my head and threw myself to write them with enthusiasm, but as soon as I began problems started to arrive.
My “short stories” were forty A4 size pages long and they still seemed too sort for me. How could I summarize the whole story that was in my head in just forty pages? I had already written two complete stories when I started to think it was a shame to have to tell those stories in such a fleeting way. They were my ideas and to me they were good, I felt that I could even write a whole novel from each of them. I read them a thousand times, I checked them tirelessly and each time I had more doubts, so I decided to forget about them in order to focus on the third story.
I started writing without paying attention to anything but the story I was creating, which was quite different from the other two, but fitted perfectly within the theme so I was happy. And just as I was finishing this third “short story” something changed in my head and made me realize that I was writing the solution to all my problems and doubts.
These three stories I had just written were so different and yet fit so well with each other that seemed to have been written to be part of the same story.
Why not? What if I were to write short stories with a beginning and an ending that at the same time would create a bigger story? Something like a novel based on short stories rather than on chapters. That’s what I thought and that’s what I did.
I took the three stories I had already written and modified small details so that certain characters were the same or some places were recurrent, and while doing that the whole story came to me. Once again I realized that my head goes far beyond what had come to imagine, because I would not have enough with the six short stories that I had initially planned to write, but rather I’ll need about twelve.
So by now I have written four of the six stories that will go in the first book, the ones I will present as my final grade work, and I couldn’t be more pleased with that miraculous idea that came to me so suddenly.
But now another problem has appeared. I haven’t mentioned it before, but my idea is to make a book of shot stories and illustrate it, but it’s far more difficult than I though because drawing the characters just as they look on my head is a hard thing.
What style should I follow? What technique should I use? What materials should I use?
All I have are doubts and questions to which I can’t find any answer because I want it to be as perfect as possible, I want to be able to share the story that is in my head so that anyone who reads it or sees the drawings would be able to imagine it just as I have. It sounds pretentious, but that’s really what I want.
I hope to draw something good soon so I can share it with you.
Soon I will post little fragments of the short stories that are finished, but at the moment I cannot reveal more than the titles:
- Tears of Blood
- Red Lips of Death
- For a Broken Heart
- Soul stealer
- The Blood of the Hunter
- The Valley of Tears
Stay tuned, you will like!