Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Horror Writing

My favorite quote.  It's by John Jakes.
Alright, I don't have much to post today, so I'm going to wing it, because I told a friend I would post if she posted.  So, first, a picture to start a discussion. 

Another fancy thing you can do with picnik.
Anyway, in case the handwriting's too fancy for you, the picture says, "Be yourself.  Above all, let who you are, what you are, and what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish."
This inspires me to be myself. Amazing isn't it, that it would inspire me to do what it tells me too?  Yeah, yeah, lame, I know...
So, because I'm still stuck.....
I don't think I need to post the cover this time, so I'll just tell you how far behind I am and everything.
 So far, there has been no kidnapping, the MC is not very main at the moment, I'm behind nearly five thousand words, and my plot isn't sturdy.  Welcome to the realm of Horror Writing.  No not that kind of writing, the kind that's so terribly written it makes you scream and run far, far, away.
Actually, I don't think mine's that bad ( I hope not, anyway).  At the very least, I have an antagonist now.
We're all struggling through week two together now.  In my opinion, it's the worst, simply from all the time wasted staring at the computer screen and thinking, maybe if I keep staring it'll do something all by itself!  I guarantee you that won't happen; it's like staring at the Christmas presents hoping that you'll suddenly gain x-ray vision.
So, as some random NaNo person who sends you NaNo mail once a week says: figure out what your MC really wants, put it on a plate on the highest shelf you can find, and burn the ladder.  Also, throw in some crocodiles and stuff to keep it interesting (no, stepping on a piece of gum on a shiny, new, metal ladder won't work either).
Have I rambled enough yet?
~Charlotte Grace, the Mind Traveler


Meadow Sage said...

weeeeeee! now off to write my blog post.

And yes. This is awesome. :)

Charlotte Grace said...

Thank you. I'm glad you approve. ;)