I am supposed to be writing for NaNoWrimo this month but there are six days (about) left and I only have ten thousand words of the fifty thousand minimum limit. I shall give up without much of a fuss this year. And hope for the best in the coming year.
With cheer I say, I do believe I have once again stumbled upon the Writing Blues! Everything seems to come to a juddering halt before the brick wall of discouragement. None of my characters will adhere to my commands. They have wilful souls of their own, and oddly, all seem to be biased towards the defiant, sullen demeanor. This will not do at all, because they can’t all monopolise the brooding inclination. They can’t all have the same damn personality!
These aren’t blues, though, so much as purples. This is not the muffled thump of me falling into a pit of writing misery. This is the tremulous hanging in the airless space between inspiration and avolition. Between red and blue. In purple.
2 thoughts on “Writing Purples.”
Ugh. I have yet to write a character that will submit to my will. It sounds as though you’re actually doing something right!
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Well I haven’t ever completed a story yet and so when I do I shall see! Thanks for your input, I wish you all the best in your writing journey 🙂