Sunday, November 9, 2014
This Week's Menu
I am behind in words, but I needed to take a couple days break. I am at a part in my book where there is a lot of emotional conflict with my main character. It's hard to not become emotionally involved. I mean, I get emotionally involved in books when I read them, but when you write them, you are responsible for the turmoil, the heartache, the strife. It's a lot of responsibility and a lot of the time it sucks. Do I want to have my characters experience bad things? Heck no, but if I didn't, then there wouldn't be much of a book to read.
Writing is also difficult for me because when my characters have an issue, I feel it not only in my writing, but in my external life. I get depressed a little and I close myself off to the outside world. I have a hard time focusing on every day conversations. I find myself wanting to scream out
loud "WHY DID THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN?!?!" But I am responsible for it all.
There is a lot of responsibility to writing. I have not mastered the art of separating my real life from my book life that I am creating. Maybe this means that it will be good since I am writing with passion, maybe it means it will be a total flop because I am too emotionally invested. I didn't expect to feel this way either. I didn't think that these conflicts that my characters are having would unnerve me so much.
I guess this only all matters if I can work up the nerve to let anyone read it when I am done.
And now for the worst transition ever to the week's menu...
Monday - pork chops with baked pears and salad (it was so good last week we are doing it again)
Tuesday - enchiladas
Wednesday - chili
Thursday - steak and mashed potatoes with salad
Friday - pizza
Saturday - chicken wings and homemade friends
Sunday - chicken noodle soup