This week it seems I have indulged in all my give-myself-a-break posts. And regular readers know I almost never miss Lame Post Friday. Additionally, I see that since Monday I have mentioned the appropriate weekday in the headline. Can I continue the trend (I am writing the post before the headline)? We shall see.
I spent a good deal of my time at work today wondering why I was not in a happier mood. After all, Friday. And I don’t have to work Saturday. What’s not to like? I was going home to a cute little dog, and my nice husband would be home a mere hour after me. When I got tired of wondering about that (it didn’t take long), I alternately tried to think of something silly to write about for my blog post and potential endings for my banana play. I MUST finish that play soon!
I did not reach a satisfying destination on either of my trains of thought. WHY are all the terrible events happening in my play? Stephen King thinks it is scarier if you DON’T KNOW. I see what he means, but I think it is sloppy writing. A writer can withhold the explanation, I suppose, but personally I feel dissatisfied when I get to the end of a story and there is no reason for anything. Oh, don’t prate to me about how “in real life we don’t know why everything happens,” we’re talking about fiction! But it’s neither here nor there; I don’t rule out leaving things a mystery, the more so because I don’t know why they are happening myself.
Oh dear, now you all know I am something of a sloppy writer myself (cue unkind remarks about how you knew it all along).
Speaking of sloppy writing, I am over 250 words. I call that a respectable post. Now if only I can think of a headline that includes the word “Friday”…