"around here we stay up very, very, very, very late" -Counting Crows
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I haven't posted in a while for two main reasons. #1: I have a blogging complex wherein I feel everything I want to write will turn out A. pointless B. uninteresting or C. a tacky combination of both. #2: I have been writing my fingers off working on my novella, which is due next week.
The good news about my novella is that I'm really into it right now. I think about it, dream about it, and in waking I formulate scenes, develop characters and plan plots. Jeff has had to bear the brunt of listening to all my ideas and reading over my drafts. He has also had to answer to many, many hypothetical plot situations. Here's a sampling of a possible exchange in our house of late:
Me: "Hey honey, suppose you were dating a woman whose husband had disappeared, and let's say you're really into each other. And then, say her husband came back. As a man, what would you do?" Jeff: "Ah..." Me: "Okay, okay. Imagine her husband doesn't come back, but the guy she's dating turns into a psychopath. What do you think?" Jeff: "Uh..." Me: "No, what if it's her son that's the psycho?" Jeff: (blank stare)