Monday, February 28, 2011

Real work vs. Real work

I had to work today. Tomorrow too. You know, that real work crap. That stuff that isn't any fun and takes forever but gives you 2 nickels to rub together. Sometimes.

Then there is the real work I want to do. The writing work. But, I have to do the first work to get to the second work. Arrg!

It's important to take a break from writing too, I know that. Don't want to burn out.

Yeah, right!

If only I was on an amazing roll that I needed to take a break from...if only!

I was discussing with my 'editor', aka Suz, some of my Caine story. I was telling her how I had all these scenes planned out in my head and they were so easy to imagine about but were going to be so much harder to write. 

And I say to myself...What the hell was I thinking? What do I know about battle scenes? How do I coordinate all these people? How do I write this so that its believable?

But, for one of the first times while I have been writing (for too many years to count) I really want to get into the nitty gritty of it. 

I want to write about the fur flying and blood spattering. I want the magic to spin out of control and the death toll to be high. I want to write about fangs and pain and sex.

Sheesh. Maybe I do need a break.

Still interested in book suggestions if you have any. Really just trying not to write what has already been written but I also enjoy the stories. Werewolf or werewolf/vampire. I would say that I have read the major authors but I know there are others out there.


  1. Keep writing, Heather. One way to get through the 9-5 part is listening out for interesting/funny/bizaree conversation. Maybe something you could use in your current or future book. If anything, it will hopefully keep you from going crazy. I used to make the people I could barely tolerate at my old job the villians in whatever I was writing at the time. ;-)

  2. Yep, that real work is a mood dampener. But hang in there. You have been doing great thus far.

    As far as the battle scenes go, you got my attention with ''fur flying and blood spattering''. I don't think it would be a problem for you. Let your wonderful imagination loose and allow your inner dark side to manifest and see what it is ''bad'' Heather came up with.

  3. Have you read Soulless? another interesting take on werewolves. I like your interest in the nitty gritty of it.

    You got my interest just by writing that. :)

  4. Liz - Great idea and I have done that. Jotted down some funny dialogues in the past. Currently I work part time for my local volunteer fire department and usually from home. I guess I'm the villain then! Thanks for coming by.

    Murees - I really need to do that, just let my imagination run through the whole thing and then try to capture it. Thanks for the words of support!

    M Pax - I haven't read that one and I ordered it and 2 others from the same author from my library. Thank you for your suggestion.

    I'll be working on my nitty gritty!

  5. I imagine it must be so much harder to write fiction than what I write. You are, after all, creating whole new worlds when writing fiction. I find what you do very brave.

    For me, particularly when it's an assigned article, there's an almost mechanical aspect to writing: thesis, research, structure, prose. Sure, I'll agonize over a turn of phrase, or spend a lot of time rewriting a passage to try and capture nuance, but I doubt it's anything like what you are doing.

    One of these days, when I have time (like that'll happen), I'd like to try creative writing. Perhaps I should take a class. I love good story telling, so you'd think I wouldn't have such fears.

  6. Robert - I'm afraid every time I write. Thank you for calling it brave but its really just a need to get the junk out of my head. It fills up in there and I have to empty it out. There is still form and function while you write fiction though. Thanks for coming by today!


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