Abcdef what should i write about? Perhaps just my writing process i general? Sure.. i start out just like this. Writing down whatever i can, just as long as i am thinking about something. Then eventually, i come up with something like an author who starts to fall from the public eye after being in the limelight. He starts to hit drugs as a dependency to start writing something different and grasps at any shred of hope that the next thing he writes will be the next best seller.
Or a killer running in the rain toward a closing door trying to stop it before it latches closed, locking his next victim safely behind. Maybe instead of the killer, it’s the stories hero, on their way to stop the murder before it happens.
There is a lot of rubbing of the eyes while staring at the screen.. Stretching of the fingers, music blaring out of the speakers, and an INCREDIBLY ITCHY NECK!
Thanks to everyone who regularly stops in to check up on this, by the way. It feels good to know that i actually have fans.
Ok, lets actually try to write a real exert, sound good? How about something from that author who can’t seem to find solid ground?
‘Sometimes you just get lucky and hit it big without really knowing what you are doing. That’s what happened to me. I struck a deal and hit the perfect note my first go around at a movie script. Garnered all of the big executives attention and even sported a few talk show appearances. That’s where i should have quietly stepped away and became known as one of those one-hit wonders but something drove me back. I just could not live without the fame.
I had bathed in the limelight and once it started to fade, so did my luxurious life. I had to do something fast or watch everything crumble beneath me. So I started writing again. At first, i thought it was coming easily. The words seemed to pour out with no trouble at all. It wasn’t until about the halfway mark i started to pause. Nothing made sense. Why was the main character in the desert? How did she get there in there first place? I paused and re-read what i had written from the beginning.
Nothing. I could not find one mention of why she was even there. There has to be a reason i write it in, right? Another drink.. I need another drink. That would loosen up my thoughts and get me going again, for sure.’
It isn’t looking too well for them, is it? We will come back to them later, with a much more fleshed out story than that. Here’s something that has been bothering me lately, When does a beaten to death joke become funny again? Or how old does it have to be, to be brought back and made funny again?
Example – time lapse showing all 4 seasons and a character saying “Crazy weather today.” This one is used all the damn time and at first, hilarious. Then i kept hearing it and seeing it in different media. Now it’s just so overused, i feel like it’s a lazy way to try and get a laugh. Please, try harder.
Something else that has been on my mind. Everyone says that you have to take pride in your work. But not once have i ever seen a janitor eat off of a toilet seat. Have you? Do you think those same people telling you to have pride in your work would if they were a janitor? No, probably not. Maybe i’m just looking too far into it.
I recommend anyone who is reading this to go out and grab a couple of ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ by Robert A. Heinlein. Fantastic science-fiction novel that i think everyone should read. In fact, perhaps even make it a requirement in high-school. I feel like it would have certainly helped me make sense of life a little easier at the time, anyway. Do any of you have any recomendations for myself? I would love to hear them.
Again, thank you everyone who stops in and reads these. I am really making some headway on my novels/screenplays so hopefully i will have something a little more solid to show everyone. Here soon, i will have a lot more time to devote to writing as well. I love you all, and don’t let the world keep you down.