Saturday, January 17, 2009

Curse the sun

It's like bad karma. I've got writer's block. My spooky story about Cartersville is all tangled up. I can't seem to write my way out of it. After fighting with it for weeks and writing a lot of stuff that doesn't seem to be getting me to my ending, the temptation is to put the damned thing away for a little while, take a week or two then start on something entirely different if I don't feel moved to write about creepy preachers and their evil friends.

Maybe I just need a few laughs. I think everybody does. The whole world seems pretty grim right now.


Anonymous said...

I think you have the right idea. Sometimes I step away from a project and can't seem to get it out of my head. Sometimes I step away and never look back. And you need to work on those laughs. Sadly, I can't seem to think of anything silly or inappropriate to help in that area!

Jay said...

Rent 2 or 3 movies of a genre similar to your story, watch them by yourself (with cocktails) and break them down as to why the audience stays interested in the story.

Not the make and model of the car, the engine.