Sunday, June 8, 2008

Bella Novella

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)

He's a patient man.


Jessica said...

Can't wait to read the book!

Dru said...

It's not a book. It's a novella!

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

I love it!!!!!!! Please let me read it when you are done! Love the pic by the way. Hey, let's do a vacation together some day. That would be a blast. You guys better come down to AZ again this year!!!!!

AmShaZam said...

We're totally planning on another Thanksgiving in AZ! Do you think you'll be up for it? I'll bring my novella, which should hopefully be done by then.

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

of course we are up for it. thanksgiving would be sad without you! and if you bring your novella it will make it that much better. i love this new tradition we are starting:)