January 10, 2012
Ten days into the year, I feel the slack. Apart from this blog, I am already behind on my writing schedule. I didn’t promise to stick to daily word targets, for I didn’t created one for one instance. I know it is not possible with a day job that compares as apples and oranges to writing. But, it was scheduled to finish three scenes by now; I am still fiddling my mind on second one.
Right now, I am neither focusing on quality of writing nor on the words limits. If it takes a hundred words instead of a fifty, let it be, I am not a miser when it comes to words. All I am interested in is writing scenes. And I feel more creative, more enthusiastic to write individual scenes. I am trying to bring out the best of me to each of them. I have a focus on my characters. I hope, these independent (not so independent) scenes will come together to express a story of each of the character and somewhere each of these stories and characters will intertwine to give a solid shape to my final story.
I am lagging on research. Research on character, scenes, background and the list continues… Mind you, I never thought it is so important; you cannot live on your experiences. Your characters are as strong as the research behind them and the words you write, thereafter. And, it takes time and with this firangi in office, it is very unlikely that I will have any this week. Already with nothing flowing out, I replace character of this firangi with one of the old experienced characters in the story. Just to analyze; will he fit in? Then he comes from a different culture, I should replace the culture too. Cultures are not exchangeable. That means I will have to twist a few scenes which I have planned and not yet written. No, I am not doing it, unless it guarantees the flow of words as the keys clatters. I type, I Don’t Write.
‘I can’t start writing until I have a closing line.’ Again that is Joseph Heller for you, one on the list of my favorites. I am not taking his words, ‘coz if I do, I doubt, if I will ever start.
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