Monday, June 30, 2008

I should be writing...

Here I am, once again procrastinating the inevitable. I promised Lady K five new pages before we headed out on our trip on Wednesday and I haven't written a single word. Ugh!

You may need a little more background than that. I am a writer. Okay, I try to be a writer. A little while ago, I was throwing out ideas for new stories (which is all I seem to be able to write, short stories, but nevre complete a single one of them) and Lady K told me to write a story for her. She said that there are no good lesbian stories out there...well none that are not cheesy and written from the perspective of a moron (my interpretation of her words). She has read some of my writing in the past and loved it so she thought I should try my hand at a Lesbian Love story.

So, me being the great friend and budding writer that I am decided to tackle such a thing. The problem is that 1) I am not a lesbian and am totally writing from the perspective of "gay love stories are just like straight love stories only the people look different" and 2) I lack inspiration to write on demand. I am more a write-a-scene-when-it-comes-to-me type of person and lady K is...well, she's a bit demanding at times (in a completely, I love you to death sweet kind of way), and she has already read what I originally gave her a million and six times and needs new pages to read. So...I need 5 pages written and printed by Wednesday at noon. am I gonna do that?

Guess I better get writing and stop procrastinating, huh? *sigh* Here I go.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Years ago, I heard that music helps with concentration when doing tasks such as writing. I thought that theory was crap until I tried it - and now I swear by it. Whenever I have to write something (and it's almost ALWAYS for work and ALWAYS on demand) I keep a portable DVD player and earphones with me. I prefer kind of noninvasive things - light jazz, Jim Brickman, etc. It really does help.

And mostly, you just have to sit down and do it. Also, ALWAYS write an outline. It's a lot easier to get where you're going with a story when you have a general idea of how you want it to turn out and what the major points/plot points will be.