Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Writing Tuesdays - a faint feeling of discomfort

I'm feeling a faint feeling of discomfort this morning. I'm waiting for Gwen to come out as it is Tuesday but she may not be coming - she's been ill. It was a long week-end up here in Canadaaaah, so like a woman to me - sorry, just broke into song there but I'm back now. I guess ...yes...two weekends of parties, canoeing, all sorts of fun followed by - pay bills, house on the market, get to work, yeehaw. Discomfort, even disease.
But the main discomfort I want to talk about (wait? want to talk about?) is to do with my work in progress (wip). I did my fifty thousand for June and now am committing to another thirty for this month so I will have the raw first draft. I'm loving it - I like the story, which may be a YA, not sure, maybe I'll just write a book and other people can decide what the heck it is - to quote Miles Davis "I'll play it first and tell you what it is later."
So why the discomfort? Because I made one of my main characters (there are four) have a certain thing about her and now I'm not so sure. It means a lot of tinking (that is knit-talk for going back and undoing - tink is knit backwards) and I'm just not sure. Actually, the truth is that I am sure - I know I have to do this - I have to listen to that part of me that knows this and just do it. I tried to have a character be a certain way to force the plot and she's having none of it. She doesn't give a shite about the plot, nor should she. Nor should I. The plot is the last damn thing I should be thinking of right now.

Thanks for listening. I'm off to do it now.


Carol Kilgore said...

Isn't listening to the part of yourself that knows just the hardest thing ever? It is for me.

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Jan, congrats on so many words! Those characters can be troublesome.


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