Friday, August 28, 2009

It happened!

I wrote something!

You know that writer's block I was under? Well, it was mighty heavy. I sort of got in a fight with writing. Like, you know when you're with someone and one day you're like, why the hell am I trying to make this work? I don't even like this person. Well that's how I was starting to feel about writing, and we've been married since I could hold a pen so it was super-hard.

Last night, I got drunk and went to writing's apartment at 2 AM. Well, not really. "I'm trying to be metaphoric," as Vee says in Hush Hush.

Anyway, I didn't edit novel pages or write a new scene or anything productive. Instead, I wrote 2500 words of stuff no reader will ever see. I wrote out my most important characters' names, and I wrote the novel from their points of view. Not the whole ginormous novel, more like a synopsis. And it was fun! It was painless! I did not even stop to change Calibri to Times New Roman or switch off that infernal default formatting in Word 2007. Nope, I just typed my little heart out and smiled and I realized that it wasn't over for me.

"It still ain't over!" as Noah says in The Notebook.

And when I woke up this morning, I didn't feel dirty, so writing and me, I guess we're meant to be like Noah and Allie and peaches and cream.


  1. Yay! I'm glad you got back on the horse. I'm also glad your class is almost done. You'll have all that extra time to write! The character synopsis thing sounds fun. I think I'll have to try it sometime.

  2. Noah. Sigh. He has such great lines. :) So glad you're back on the horse. I'm having Moxie withdrawal.