Saturday, August 4, 2007

La... La... La...La... I can't hear you!

[FOUR MONTHS AGO - CHAPTER 3]

Inner Voice (IV): You know, this book would be so much better if you wrote it in First Person.

The Stupid One (ME): I like Third Person Limited.

IV: But it would be better in First.

ME: I can't write in First.

IV: Try it.

ME: You're crazy.


[THREE MONTHS AGO - CHAPTER 12]

IV: Are you sure you want to stick with Third?

ME: Not really, but I don't want to go back and change it now.

IV: Isn't it better to change twelve chapters than to change an entire book?

ME: I'll just leave it and see what happens.


[ONE MONTH AGO - CHAPTER 16]

ME: I hate this book and I hope it dies a slow death.

IV: That's because you're not telling the story correctly.

ME: It's my story and I can tell it any way I darn well want to.

IV: Whatever.


[TONIGHT - CHAPTER 22 @ 49K WORDS]

ME: Waaaaaah. This sucks.

IV: Just try to rewrite the first chapter in First Person.

ME: Can't.

IV: Save the other draft. It's not like you have to commit to anything.

ME: FINE! You'll see. It will suck.


[..... REWRITE FIRST CHAPTER IN FIRST PERSON....]

ME: Holy guacamole, Batman. THIS IS FABULOUS!

IV: Aren't you happy you finally admitted your voice was wrong?

Me: I sure am.

IV: Best you've ever written, right?

ME: It sure is!

IV: Yeah, don't you wish you would have figured this out FOUR MONTHS AGO?!

ME: Er...Crap!

3 comments:

  1. Seriously? I don't know how you do it. The thought of working on something for over four months makes me all twitchy and shaky. I am officially in awe.

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  2. See I admire you because I just would of taken a shot everytime I heard the inner voice speak up!!

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  3. Its hard for me to write in the first too but I should definately try it sometime.

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