Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sometimes I Rhyme Slow, Sometimes I Rhyme Quick
Each day of writing is different. Some days I pound out ten pages, no problem, and I love every minute of it. Some days I slog through four pages, unimpressed with myself. Some days I laugh out loud at what I wrote, and some days I cry because it's so sad. Today's writing was uninspired and uninspiring. I don't know if the content was that bad (and I won't know until I actually go in and type the whole book up. I never look back, except to find details that I need to remember), but it wasn't all that exciting to write. Not much happened. But I think, at least for my books, pages where not a whole lot happens are important. I'm not writing action books or mysteries. I'm not writing books with intricate plots twists that make people go, "Aha!" I write contemporary, humorous fiction, and I think it's important that I make it as real as possible for the readers. Like how movies and books so rarely show characters going to the bathroom-- I show my characters going to the bathroom. Today wasn't a bathroom scene, but a high school scene. And the students were getting an assignment. In life, that's not very exciting, so in the book, it's also not that exciting. Should I not include it because it's not full of brooding romance or huge yuks? I'll be the judge of that in a month of so when it's time to read it during the typing phase. For now, it's staying in. And my character has some homework to do.
Posted by Julie H at 8:55 AM