Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Of Kiki No. 5, Ada & Evan and Saga Ophir
Currently, I'm working on three books at one go. And a few others.... No. Currently just one - Saga Ophir. Kiki No. 5 and Ada & Evan are being K.I.V.ed. I am trying to figure out how to actually finish them first, before moving on to write Saga Ophir. In the mean time, I'll just carry on with Saga Ophir.
The problem, I figured, was that for Kiki No. 5, I am writing in respect on a female protagonist as the main character. This is something new to me. I mean, I did write Lana, Elina, Vee and Lisa in L.U.V.E and 1 4 3. But the focus was balanced (I reckoned) between the male protagonists as well - Uth, Keri and Bucks.
For Kiki No. 5, Kiki is the sole proprietor of the storyline. She's the one threading the lines of events within that world of hers. Right now, she isn't moving anywhere. She doesn't feel like it. Kiki sedang duduk diam. Di satu sudut yang sepi. And I still couldn't coax her into coming out and live her story. It's hers. But she has lost her voice. Watak-watak lain pun cuba pujuk. Tapi Kiki ni degil!
Atau, ku yang memang malas nak menulis?
Ku kah yang degil?
Okay, for Ada & Evan. It's a simple story written in a complicated way. Dalam kepala ku, cerita tentang Ada dengan Evan ni dah siap. Belum tulis aja. HUAHUAHUA Macam mana nak bikin cerita, based on e-mail correspondences alone? The actions are within the limited lines of choiced words and paragraphs of the replies. Dapat pulak watak-watak yang sibuk semedang (ikut terma Lutfi Amri). Memang tak jalan lah cerita ni!
Atau, ku sendiri yang sibuk dan menyibuk?
Sebenarnya ku dah memikirkan jalan penyelesaiannya. Ku ambil nasihat teman ku, Nzard. Beliau menasihati ku dalam bahasa Inggeris, yang kalau diterjemahkan begini - jangan fikir tentang masalahnya, fikir tentang penyelesaiannya.
Jadi penyelesaiannya - siapkan Ada & Evan dulu. It's already half way finished. It'll be a novelette. Adalah dalam 30 bab aja pun. For one of Jemari Seni's 3-IN-1, maybe. Within Ramadan akan siap. InsyaALLAH.
Kemudian siapkan Kiki No. 5. Dateline - by the end of this year. Or maybe early 2011. InsyaALLAH.
In between Kiki No. 5, I'll make do with Saga Ophir. Saga Ophir ni berat sikit. It took me at least 4 days to finish one chapter! But I'll managed. InsyaALLAH.
I've put up a wallpaper on my desktop background. It says: I AM WRITING A MASTERPIECE!