Monday, November 14, 2011

Well, Crap.

I had a brilliant post all planned out in my head for today, but it was going to take a bit of work and I forgot. As this nano thing is going in fits and starts and I've been getting behind during the week and trying to catch up on the weekends. Of course, this weekend didn't work out that way due to unavoidable surprises. But, like a sick patient, barely hanging in there on life support, my story had a blip of life as I was mired in the depths of my craptacular disaster of a novel. Yes, I had a moment, just a moment, where I felt like it might be salvageable. Big moment. As I mentioned before, my outline went out the window almost from the first paragraph. Probably because I didn't have faith in what I was supposed to write. But it looks like I'm essentially writing three interwoven stories.

 1) Abused wife finds out she has more power than she ever dreamed.

 2) Kid with an identity crises finds out he's a god, wait, maybe a demon. Whatever, either way, it doesn't help his self-confidence.

 3) Town constable finds out every person in the whole damn town is a liar.

 The part I do have worked out, more or less, is how these pieces intersect in the end. Thank goodness. I hope to actually write something entertaining at some point for this blog, but not today. It's Monday after all. I don't understand why we didn't name Monday after Satan. That feels right.

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, if you have the ending, then that's good!

Grumpy Bulldog said...

I think you're right about renaming Monday. Happy Satanday!

Tonja said...

Interesting characters. Good luck on your writing this week. I'm behind too.

L.G.Smith said...

Well, crap. << Don't get much better blog titles for a Monday.

kimmullican.com said...

I agree with L.G. - best blog title ever! Have faith in yourself Rusty - you'll tie it all together.

And...there's always alcohol!

julie fedderson said...

Actually if you say "Monday" backwards three times while staring in a mirror listening to Judas Priest on vinyl and eating bacon, Satan will appear with a way to fix your plot holes. Good luck.

Danette said...

Good luck on pulling your novel together. I'm sure you'll work it out. And I often forget my intended blog post and wind up winging it. The ones I intend are often too lengthy anyway, I suppose.

Andrew said...

Well, if we're going to rename it, I vote for Luciday.

M Pax said...

You'll figure it out and I look forward to seeing how you put it all together.

I was going to post that aurora video. [your previous post]. It's pretty cool. I haven't posted it yet though.

Laila Knight said...

I like the concept here. Am strangley attracted to the demon kid. And town liars are a common occurance, especially if they're in politics. :)