Sunday, February 10, 2013

ROUND & ROUND & ROUND OF WORDS

Hi Rowers!

A (short) List of Awesome:
Made dinner with youngest, in which a bacon weave was involved!


Filmed dog and youngest in popcorn catching contest!

Goals:
Having a weird time, pulling the proverbial teeth to get anything written. I have a you-know-what storm of happening right now, but I don't think that's it.

I was thinking about this as I folded some laundry--some good ideas can come whilst folding boxers--my characters came to mind and how they might feel about me NOT writing.

Which is when I started asking them questions...
Look, I know that sounds flaky, but it happened, and I went with it.

Here's what they said:
Me: So...what are you guys doing?
Van: What are we doing? What are you doing? Seems like a whole lot of nothing.
Eva: That's harsh. You don't have to be mean Van. Although, he kind of has a point.
Me: Okay, okay I know what you mean. I can't seem to get back in the story.
Eva: What helped you before?
Van: I hope it was the sex.
Eva: Oh, you!
Me: He's kind of right, when I made the big push to finish a lot of it was sex.
Van: Yes!
Me: But I think more than anything I love the banter.
Eva: Yes, I love it too. Never thought I was one for bantering, but he just brings it out in me.
Van: Really, I'd never guess.
Eva: There you have it, and that's why I have to say it to her.
Van: Touche.
Me: Ha! Okay, maybe I can do this now.
Van: Well, I hope so, I really want to get back to the...banter.
Eva: Hahaha...me too!

And then I wrote, now this was pretty late, and I only wrote one page, but it was one page that wasn't written before!

I realized how much I miss these characters, and I want to make their story as rich as I can. So, I'm doing it for them. 

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm quite sure a you-know-what storm can distract plenty from writing. I know I write best and most when my life is nice and boring, not exciting. Congrats on getting the page done anyway, and here's to a calmer life with more words in the future!

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  2. Hey, thanks Ruth! Got three more pages written last night, maybe life is getting more boring...

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  3. I think every writer goes through this but it sounds like your characters are a lot of fun and definitely worth getting back to.

    I'm in a bit of a slump myself right now. Pounded out 65,000 words like it was nothing and then just sort of fizzled off and died...it doesn't help that I have the friggin stomach flu. ugh.

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    1. Hi Tamara! They are fun, I think I get bogged down when I have to figure out what's going on around them...I love dialogue, wish that was all I had to worry about! So sorry you're not feeling well :(
      Feel better now.

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    2. And then I forgot to write how my jaw dropped at your 65,000 words written! I get that whole fizzling thing though. Sometimes that happens, you'll get your mojo back!

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  4. It's fun talking to characters! If I'm struggling, sometimes I'll write a scene in stream of consciousness from one characters' pov, not worrying about proper sentences or descriptions, just getting the feelings and the flow right. We can always edit after!

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    1. Deniz, that's brilliant! And, I swear I know when I let go, it all comes out and I reach an epiphany. But sometimes I can't get past my BRAIN!

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