Welcome to another Wuss-out Wednesday. I was busily writing while at work today (before my shift and on breaks, as usual), but not on a blog post. I started a new novel. Oh, it is so fun to start a new novel! New ideas just appear in my head and I write them down. I feel brilliant.
I’m writing this novel a little differently from how I’ve attempted previous novels. I started writing a list of potential names, then I just dove right in and started writing. No notes. No outline. All I have, other than the pages of novel, is a growing list of characters, so I don’t use any names that are too similar (so annoying to the reader, I know it drives me crazy).
Of course it is the wrong thing to do, to begin a new novel. I VOWED I would finish the last one I started. You see, I have many, many novels started and only one I ever finished. And that one’s not very good. My later novels are better, but they are not finished. It is mortifying to admit this, but it is true.
However, my latest unfinished novel (I mean the one before the one I just started) was at a STANDSTILL. I simply could not progress. I had to take a step back and I just couldn’t bear to not be writing. Sometimes I can only write what comes out of my pen.
In case anybody is wondering, I am still working on the play about bananas. I’m writing on that every night before bed. Yesterday I wrote a speech from the play within the play (I just can’t write anything that is not complicated, I suppose).
So that is my story about why I did not write a blog post today. Tomorrow I will try to find a little more time to write an actual post. But since tomorrow is Non-Sequitur Thursday, I make no promises.