Chapter 91 – the rant

24 01 2009

It’s midnight.  I am so behind schedule with this.  Sorry!

You know, I thought once the main plot kicked off, this would get easier to write.  I think it’s actually gotten more difficult.


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24 01 2009
sulz

apology not accepted. twenty push-ups, now!!
😛

maybe you need to sit down and think where is the story heading and how to make it end? or do a cliffhanger ending so if you want to continue the story you can do so from right where you left it in the end.🙂

i’m sure the scriptwriters of lost have had the same dilemma!😉 hmm, bobby g, future scriptwriter of hit tv sci-fi series…

24 01 2009
B0bbyG

Yes ma’am!

*does 20 push-ups, then pauses to get breath back*

I know where the story is heading. It’s getting there that’s the problem. Sometimes I just hit a block, where I don’t know what to write next.

I expect the folks behind Lost probably did a lot of planning beforehand. Which reminds me, I haven’t seen much Lost. Does it feature a shadow monster that burns people? I thought I was being really original.😦

Haha, a TV series would be very nice! No harm in dreaming, I guess.🙂

25 01 2009
sulz

nah, it just reminded me of that shadow creature at the beginning of the first season. i don’t think it burns people but i don’t think the creators allowed us to see what it does other than frighten the characters. don’t worry about originality – it’s how you present your story. i mean, even harry potter isn’t entirely original!

25 01 2009
museditions

Well, I accept your apology! sulz is mean!😛
Is it really harder to write now? It’s certainly flowing right along. It’s such an unusual format that I don’t quite know how to think of it. I’ve read novels in letters, before, such as Lady Susan, but your format allowing readers to comment in the blogposts is really different.
sulz is nice after all when she says you could write for TV. She’s right, too!

25 01 2009
B0bbyG

@ sulz: I need to see more of that show! I’m only four episodes in.

I agree about originality, at least in part. A lot of Harry Potter is based on old myths and legends, and part of the charm of the books is the reimagining of familiar concepts. I think it was my Year 6 teacher who told us all, at the start of an English class, “All good writers are good theives”!🙂

@ muse: Why, thank you. You’re very kind.🙂

Well, that’s reassuring, at any rate. This isn’t an entirely original format; the concept of a fictional blog is hardly new, and it wasn’t much of a stretch to think I could write a novel in that format. Part of the reasons I chose this style was that I’d hit something of a blogging block, so this story is good because it forces me to keep writing.😉

Yes, that was nice of sulz. All is forgiven!😛 Aw, gee thanks. I’ll call it The Bobby G-Force Show and become rich and famous!🙂

2 02 2009
The Totton linnet

That block I know and understand right well, it’s the pits and I have to tell you it’s exactly why I only write shorties, the fact is the bigger the plot the bigger the run into it. If you manage it you will have mastered a major discipline IMO. Just a thought here, my compos and essays were always good, I used to plough right through whacking it down rough, then I used to re-write the whole thing but filling in details and finer points and little tasty morsels [maybe the odd intrigue] I still do that with poetry. That would be easier to do on the computer than manually-but your readers will have to be especially understanding. The alternative is to set it up each chapter as a draft before finalising and publishing which might slow you down a bit. Um am I blowing hot air? or does it make any sense?

2 02 2009
B0bbyG

No, you’re making perfect sense.🙂

Writer’s block IS the pits. I normally stick to short stories and songs, which makes this story a bit overambitious by my standards.

There’s a lot to be said for your strategy of rewriting things, but once I’ve posted chapters, I prefer to leave them as they are.

I have been writing each chapter as a draft before posting it, but unfortunately I’ve caught up with myself, and gotten a build up of coursework and overdue homework on top of that!

3 02 2009
The Totton linnet

I don’t think you are being over ambitious, Imma saying you are more disciplined than I am I about this, you’ve already come a long way in to your story-I can sure see the influence of telly/films in your writing, it does run something like a series or soapy

3 02 2009
B0bbyG

Thank you. I’m not very good at being disciplined, honestly, and quality is better than quantity in the long run. I think there is something of a soap opera influence in this story.




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