Hello, my little smurflings.
I am taking a writing break… to write, apparently.
I am sitting here with my full notepad and super organized index cards — on which I used a highlighter! I don’t think I even owned one of those throughout college.
I am currently listening to “One Night in Bangkok” and trying to get into the writing zone, you know?
What I am writing is a novella. (The lovely, talented and fragrant Clink already made the “your novella (ella… ella…)” joke.)
Why a novella, you ask?
Oh, you didn’t ask.
That was your cue to ask.
No, I’m not telling you what to do, it’s just —
It is going to be a novella because it is technically a little short to be a full novel. Plus, it is fun to say “novella.”
Because I am me, I vacillate (hourly) between loving what I am writing and thinking it is quite possibly the most mediocre crap ever.
And now I am having some doubts about the structure of the entire thing. You know how a lot of movies/books/etc. involve a three arc story? Intro, problem, then resolution.
This is not really like that.
It is like…
– bam! the problem
– intro told through spread out flashbacks
– relationship goes up, down, up, down, up, down (Did it just get warm in here?)
Maybe that is OK.
Maybe I can make my own novella rules.
Did I mention that it is based on this post from the past? (I changed the names.)
Now iTunes is playing Madonna’s “Crazy For You.” I didn’t even know she cared.
Back to writing, suckas.