Thursday, 3 March 2011

A pointless blog post to work through my writers block. (Or is it writer's?)

Sometimes I sit down to write something and it just flows. It's just right. Now is not one of those times.

I recently looked at an old story, one I wrote about something that happened to me which was a big deal at the time. And I turned it into some sort of revenge thing, I think.

I'm not entirely sure that's healthy.

But I mean, I write for a lot of reasons and today I am wondering if writing for the wrong reason is what's causing this story to stagnate? Or is it a combination of the things?

Is it that when my boyfriend asked me how I imagined my male protagonist to look physically, all I could say was forty?

Is it that I really want him to be the bad guy, but he's GOT to be the good guy, and as much as I love my female character, she's got to be the bitch?

I think this calls for a strong dose of re-writing. And re-structuring. And re-planning. Because there is a story to be told. And there is a deadline to be met. And there is a personal standard which will NOT be disappointed.

I'll keep you all posted... (unless I don't.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my dear, I feel like I am bathing in your mind juices!


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