Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Good Spot

I have struggled with short stories of late. Struggle really isn't the correct image. It is more like wrestling short stories and the stories are a grizzly bear with claws and teeth. It hasn't been pretty. I haven't won a single match yet.

Actually, any writing I have done lately hasn't been pretty. I have been getting some writing done. It has been slow and methodical and not necessarily the type of writing I thought I would be doing even two months ago. If you told me two months ago I would be working on a MG/YA type book involving a girl and a messed up prism I would have laughed at you. If you would have told me I would be plugging away on a 2nd grade level early chapter book about a witch with a clothing complex I would have been calling the psych ward to see if they were missing a patient.

Still, I am happy with what I am doing. It may not be the monsters or death that I usually write about and I think I am fine with that for now. Maybe I have most of the monsters out of my system- for now anyway.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

You must follow your "muse" even if you don't have one. Forcing it just makes the wrong kind of monsters.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron, it could be that the weather is enough of demon this year that I don't need to add to it.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Does sound like fun...go where it takes you.

Blood Routes said...

I know how you feel. It must be the weather...

Also, your blogger settings won't let me leave comments as usual, so I had to use my blogger account. boo! hiss!

katey said...

Yeah, what they said. I think it sounds like awesome fun. Fabulous!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I know how you feel: sometimes a story idea comes out of nowhere and grabs you by the balls. Of course, in my case these would be figurative balls.

K.C. Shaw said...

If someone told me I'd be writing a Harlequin romance this month, I'd have knocked them down. Funny how things change. Then again, sometimes a change is important to help you refocus.

Also, your story sounds fascinating!

Danielle Ferries said...

I think its a great idea to just let yourself go where the stories are.

Cate Gardner said...

I love writing MGs so enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy, I plan on it.

Barry, thanks for letting me know. I am trying to keep out spammers and viagra ads.

Katey, I don't do anything that isn't awesome fun.

Nat, I don't think I am going to comment on this one at the current time, but yes. I know what you mean.

K.C.,I say we get everyone out of their comfort zones. Who wants to write about sparkly vampires?

Danielle, that is the plan.

Cate, like riding a bike. ;)