Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Brilliance of Me


Playing in iTunes: "Laundry" by Say Hi to Your Mom

I almost didn't have anything to write about today *gasp* but last night, I finished an absolutely genius scene!! I accidentally introduced a character that brought everything together, while at the same time causing, even me, to go "Nuh, uh!!!" It was brilliant....

At least, I hope it was brilliant. Oh god. What if I just hinged my entire book on a character that I haven't previously developed!!?? What if I go back and read the book and realize it doesn't make any sense because I forgot one crucial plot line??!! WHAT IF MY READERS READ THIS AND THINK IT ABSOLUTELY BORING AND UNORIGINAL!!?? WHAT IF IT'S BEEN DONE BEFORE??????!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Terra? Put down the computer...."
"Who are you!?"
"Ummm.....your inner writer."
"Oh good! Do you think the scene was brilliant?"
"Most definitely."
"Whew."

*silence*


Right. Sorry about that.

10 comments:

Creative A said...

Lol Terra...on behalf of my inner writer, I'm sure the scene was brilliant. Now put the computer on the floor and put your hands behind your head. If I may be so bold. :)

-C.A.

Janna Qualman said...

I think you're right to follow that feeling. :)

Terra Chandler said...

Creative, my inner writer is currently holding my left behind my back (at a very weird angle), so putting both over my head might be difficult. I will put the other one there, though.


Ok....now I just look funny.

Terra Chandler said...

Janna, I sure hope so!! If my inner writer says it was brilliant....then I am going to follow it's lead.

talon74 said...

Trust the inner writer. I've often found the subconscious pokes its way into stories in far more interesting ways than if they were planned.

Pink Ink said...

Those characters that jump into our story, undeveloped, unruly, but LARGER THAN LIFE bring zing to the thing. (sorry, I just had to make that rhyme) :-) Good for you!

Georgie B said...

A blinding case of the obvious sometimes can work wonders with a story.

Maybe this is the little hole in the dam that you needed in order for everything else to fall into place.

(yeah I know, it don't make sense. I'm still winding down from work)

On behalf of my inner writer, it's time to find a sunbeam and recharge the batteries, because I'm sure the scene was a killer and you'll need the second wind to git-r-done.

Serena said...

You're brilliant. I'm talented. Conor is...

the JCU effect said...

Just so everyone knows - she did put the computer down and had dinner with me.

And Serena - I'm full of myself, and Allie is...

Rachel Burton said...

Sounds like the character's a keeper! Good luck!