Gut Rumbles

November 14, 2003

I hope it's good

Writing my book is screwing with my head.

I may be becoming way too personal with this story. I killed my father today and I got all misted up about it. I sat before the computer and I had a difficult time focusing on the keyboard. I couldn't see the fucking monitor. I told myself that "THESE ARE JUST WORDS! YOUR DADDY DIDN'T DIE TODAY!"

But to ME, he did. And I lived it all over again.


In my tiny bit of experience attempting to do what you are doing, I found you get completely inside your characters, and it becomes amazingly real and emotional to you. I'd say this is a sign you're doing well.

Posted by: Jay Solo on November 14, 2003 08:21 PM

When you're seriously writing something, if you can't become emotionally invested in it, no one else will bother, either.

You've got to care about the characters, and about what's happening. That sometimes means crying, or screaming, or typing so hard while you're mad about what's happening that your keyboard gets up and complains. All of that comes out plain as anything when someone else is reading the work.

Posted by: Veryalda Relisys on November 14, 2003 08:47 PM

A hug and kiss, sent your way.

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 14, 2003 09:21 PM

Go read the stories here. It's a mix of horror and other stuff. I got the willies, got weepy eyed or warm hearted as the stories go.

I don't just tell a story, I live it.

Sounds like you do too. That's what makes a good author.

Posted by: The Quibbler on November 14, 2003 11:24 PM
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