Saturday, July 10, 2004


Writing ain't easy, even when you have a dictonary, a thesaurus and a very good spell checker.  I've got these characters, see, and each one of them have about 30 to 50,000 words written about them.  They're well developed, well endowed characters, if I may say without a trace of humor or cynicism, with no pun intended.  So, why is it so difficult to tell a story about them?  Huh?  This character-driven fiction is the stuff of anxiety attacks and writer's block.  I've developed these characters, gotten them to the point that they seem to be fairly three-dimensional, but now they're resisting telling any kind of story about them.  And a novel can't simply be a series of character studies.  There also has to be a story!

Okay, so I'm whining, but writing this novel has become hard.  Boo-hoo.  Boo-hoo-hoo.  Sniffle.  Sniffle.  Nose-fart.

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