Friday, July 2, 2010

Diary of a Scribe: Day 2

Well. I've done practically nothing all day.

Wait. No. I did stuff.

Such as...

I woke up and went to work. Becky and I put away four big ol' orders, then I went to Rory's to get basil and rosemary and got sidetracked by soccer. I dropped some basil off at the store so Jill and Alissa can enjoy it. He gave me way too much. I made dinner, using these herbs...and figured out that I really shouldn't cook red meat. I ruin it every time.

Then I sat down for some Glee inspiration, which didn't come. I wrote about a half a page in two and a half hours. As a matter of fact, this blog may already be longer and it's only taken two and a half minutes thus far. Maybe inspiration from Doctor Who?

I'm great at dialogue. I'm FANTASTIC at dialogue. But it bores me senseless when I have to write exposition. It's so hard, b/c I don't know how to make it interesting. If it isn't even vaguely interesting to me, then it REALLY won't be interesting to anyone else.

I don't know how to paint the picture of settings...that's what a Set Designer is for...But alas, I'm not working on plays right now. Four stories that are the same at their cores, but as different as they can be...No Sci Fi soft core porn here, though, folks. Sorry to disappoint.

But I'm actually starting to get to a scene that really kicks this story off. It's the characters re-meeting for the first time in a long time. She is trying really hard not to be noticed, which is incredibly weird, since that's all she EVER wants. She's shrinking away and hiding from her ex boyfriend (they're fated, don't worry) who happens to be in the same meeting as her. I guess I'm just not sure how I want to play it out. But I guess I'll be figuring that out tonight. It's towards the beginning of Chapter 4...I'm so close to getting those first 5 chapters written...I have my check list of things that have to happen in these five chapters and I am dutifully marking them off as I make them occur.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. I won't have gotten much done by this time tomorrow, but I sure will try. Wish me luck!

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