Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Silly Muse

I had a great idea, but it evaporated ... and I keep having all these ideas for plot, yet none of them have solidified into anything worth noting. I'm not even sure of the genre I'm going for, though I doubt that whatever I write will end up becoming a door stop. Unlike some I could mention, who reached 50,000 words in the first eleven days. Pah, I say. And poo.

I want to be organised! I want a well written, and logically laid out outline! I want to be able to refer to comprehensively drawn character notes on neat cards in an smart index box ... I want all these things!!! Want ... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

*slaps self*

I'm sure there's a Buddhist saying to cover my 'problem'. I'll ask M in the morning. The bottom line is: I'm a pantser, and proud! Perhaps I'll start P.A. Except I've already outed myself. Damn.

More Daimoku required.

3 comments:

Kitty said...

Hmmm. How about this?

The fool who thinks he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man;

But the fool who thinks he is a wise man is rightly called a fool.

- Dhammapada 63


I don't know if that has anything to do with what you were talking about, but it sounded good. ;)

<3

Kapitano said...

Try automatic writing. I'm sure you know what that is - and have probably tried it in the past.

Just write whatever comes into your head, and (so I'm told) after a few sentences you'll find you've come up with the germ of a narrative, more or less without intending to. Keep writing and see wherre it leads.

One small problem though: You'll come up with a different narrative the next time you sit down to automatically write.

Camy said...

The fool who thinks he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man;
But the fool who thinks he is a wise man is rightly called a fool.

Yep, that works. ;) But which am I? Oh dear ....

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Automatic writing seems just the thing!

If only I could leave it, come back on November 30th, and find a finished novel ... preferably bound, with a nice cover, and at No.1 in the New York Times best seller list ....

I can but hope!