I am impatient.
I was born that way. I want what I want and I want it five seconds ago!
|This is how my story started.|
Bare and lacking a lot of
I am stuck at 72,000 words. I know how to kill the evil serpent that wants to destroy all man-kind. Or, at least, Abel for right now. I recently decided to change the very end, but I haven't done it yet. I'm just so tired of kicking these characters, I could lay down on the floor and have a temper tantrum. Some of the things I read that the authors put their characters through, it just gets more and more ridiculous. I don't want to be one of those authors. I want Abel and Romy to go on a journey, reach the first part of their destination, continue on to the next part of the journey, find the serpent, kill the serpent, live happily ever after.
Can't let the characters win that easy. We must torture them so they will grow and become unforgettable heroes who can overcome anything. Anything. I see this tactic employed quite a bit. For the sake of drawing a book out, to meet a 100,000 word count, writers will find the most impossible situations to throw their characters in. When I read a book where this is done, I want to send e-mails to that author for dragging the situation out. For adding ridiculous enemies, impossible odds. I can't remember the name of the book I read that that happened in. That's how important it was to me. It wasn't.
|This is how my story must end.|
Glossy and full-fleshed.
I'm just frustrated because I'm stuck on a scene that feels cheesy and so intensely different than anything I imagined when I first wrote the novella. Once again, I'm looking at a chapter that is bare bones. I'm even doubting that I had the strength to finish. My quick fix for an empty chapter? Add some dialogue. But what can I say here that hasn't been said? How many times can Abel and Romy comfort each other? Let's just find this damn snake already! And then I remember: This is art, a statue three quarters of the way finished and waiting for eager hands to chip away the marble until tear-inducing beauty emerges.
But I'm so impatient.