Sunday, November 9, 2014

This Week's Menu

Current word count...10,322.

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

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