Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nano what? What nonsense....

So I have two days.... well, one and a half to be precise seeing as how today is almost done... before the start of that writing challenge that I signed up for.... for all the wrong reasons I may add. Actually, I take that back. I signed up because I recognized the contest from last year... and since I had signed up last year, I figured the reasons I had then were still as good this year. I am yet to recall what those reasons were... mostly for a lack of trying. I've been too busy trying to come up with a workable plot and trying not to think of the huge obstacles that are looming in the near future. I have not had much success in either. The plots have been many... almost always being generated by my plot generator during my regular plotting time... my morning shower. Due to too many of the previous nights having been late nights... and the consequential waking up late on the next mornings, my plotting times have been severely limited leading to stunted plot development and hence I have a lot of ugly half-plots lying around in my head.... If only I could gather them and form one albeit disjointed plot. Unfortunately, too many of them can hardly be recognized as plots. Couple that with the fact that the filing system in my brain needs a major overhaul.... and basically I am left with the sad realization that all I have for the contest is one long title and a bunch of naysayers that have taken residence in my head. Still, I have two.... no, one and a half days, to come up with a good story... forget good, a story, any story at this point will do.
Don't get me started on the obstacles.... I could be writing about those well into November, leaving me no time to focus on the contest.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Must be frustrating, all the best.

Mo said...

I'm bad at coming up with storylines. Compositions back in primary school were hell for me and I just used to go with two plots that I'd modify to whatever title I was given. How do you come up with new storylines; do you sit there for hours waiting for one to hit you or do you have ten jostling for position in your head and you finally settle on one?

KK said...

I have tonnes of possibilities... potential stories, in my head, but usually I am too lazy to develop them. Occassionally, something will come about and inspire me.... usually something I find funny. Then I could write on for days about it.

beth♥ said...

November 1st ... just start writing. Write and see what happens - even if it is total crap. WRITE!!

Tandra said...

im with beth...

plus like i said.. you are really the only one who will know it isnt going the way u planned for it to go. the rest of us will just be enjoying the story :-)

neema divine said...

mmmmh, why am i seeing u not writing this, huh!?

KK said...

I went ahead and came up with a plan... check my latest post.

Neema.... Please take a cue from the rest and do some encouraging for a change. Oh wait... I get it.. this is ur version of reverse phsycology... innit?

Mo said...

Ah, you're truly lucky, dude.

Many ('real life') pals that read my blog tell me I should be a writer but I know if I tried that, anything I came up with would be a super-plagiaried mess.

KK said...

Lucky? I don't know about lucky dude.. but I don't think there is much to writing other than the urge. And as long as it's your own super-plagiarised mess... many bits of others works - may make for a beautiful mosaic of your own.

joyunspeakable said...

come on guy...write....

it all started on November 3rd......

31337 said...

it happens to me quite a lot that, have lots of stuff knocking about my head each fighting for space and none winning in the end. what finally tumbles out is a story for another day that.

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