Friday, November 21, 2008

In two days . . .

. . . time I have written more than 5,000 words. That breaks down to approximately 2,500 words per day. Woo-hoo!

Okay, now that I'm done patting myself on the back. As anyone following this blog knows, I have experienced a period of frustration due to the fact that the brilliance that is my writing was not happening. The words were there, the ideas as well - the words/ideas just could not find their way out of the labyrinth maze that is my brain. Well, two days ago the floodgates opened and the words have flowed quite well - that sound you're hearing is me knocking on any available wood products so as not to jinx myself. The tone of the current project - very snarky - has shifted as well. The snark is still there (it's a daily part of my life and the current project is overflowing with snark), but so is a darker, more emotional tone as well. Snark is good and well, but maintaining an aura of snark throughout an entire project is not an easy thing to do. Also, the story needs the depth and emotion that is emerging in some of the sections.

This project is also emerging differently than other projects I have worked on in the past. Normally - Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter . . . The End. I'm not doing the traditional chapters on this project . . . at least not yet. I'm just writing, section after section, moment after moment, and will worry about the separation into chapters at a later point . . . then again, maybe not ever. I'll just have to see what I feel like doing when the mood strikes me.

In many ways, even though I infuse much of myself into every project, and huge chunks of reality as well, this project is the most personal of all . . . even though it is a complete - well, almost - work of fiction with no basis (well, some) in real life. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!!! The emotions - love, anger, resentment, frustration, hopelessness, devastation, a few OMG moments - are real. I've been there, done that, and have the multiple t-shirts to back up my claim. That is what is pouring into this current project. I don't know why now, and not before. I don't know what propelled me to begin writing this project. I only know the words are flowing and I'm not about to question the motivation behind the flood waters!



Makita Jazzqueen said...

Your writing style is so cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
You are very easy to read, you write in a very nive way! = )
I love reading ur posts, and I'm glad the doors opened for your thoughts, it's just to horrible when ur blocked and cannot write...
Keep on posting!

Annie Wicking said...

I find it hard to find the time to write... Though I try to write every day.

What's your book about?
best wishes,

Scott said...


I leanred long ago that writing every day is just not for me. I write when the mood strikes me. I know, many authors say you must write every day. I believed that expression for a long time, until I read the bio of an author who said that she just wrote when she wrote, and did not worry about writing every day. Truer words, at least for me, could not have been written. So, write when you write. It's all a process.

The current project, like the one I'm currently searching for an agent, is about life. There's quite a bit of reality cleverly concealed beneath the fiction. At least I hope so. The current project details the journey of man from understanding that he is "different" through the acceptance that he really is not that "different". Sorry, can't give you more than that - superstition and all that jazz.

Thanks for your comments.

Annie Wicking said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog.
I wish you lots of luck find an agent/publisher for your book.

Sound interesting..

Best wishes,