Another quick post – I havent spent much time blogging, but I have spent time writing. I gave my stats earlier in the week, and these have continued, slowly. I keep pumping out my 350 words a week on my (directionless) primary wip (‘Pussy Alternator’), and then throwing more words towards anything else I happen to get an interest in.
After finishing my short story to zero draft stage, this means I’m hitting a new secondary wip that I’m calling ‘Vermi’. This story is that I’m going to try and make funny. Despite having a reasonably high opinion of my own sense of humour, I rarely try to be funny in my writing in any sustained manner. Oh, I drop a joke or few silly comments on my blog, and have pumped a few flash fictions that were basically 100-to-1000 word buildups to a punchline – but nothing long form. I think that writing humour is hard to do well, and I’m not convinced I’ll be able to pull it off. But its a challenge, which is what this is all about, right?
As for the homework…I don’t think I’m going to do this month’s homework. I know, I know.
The homework itself doesnt really inspire me.
Take three different characters and walk them through a scene. Convey their emotional states, their jobs, and their hobbies without directly stating any of those. The scene in question: walking through a marketplace, and they need to do a dead-drop.https://writingexcuses.com/transcripts/10-5/
Meh. This is a weak excuse. Just because the homework isn’t particularly sexy isn’t a reason to not do it. Still, its particularly uninspiring…
I’m actually getting proper writing done, and I kinda don’t want to lose the momentum
This is a far better excuse, and the one I’m going to hold up as my ‘reason’ for being slack.
That said, the gang is still going through the podcast, and I will be spending the month focusing on the characters I have in my current writing. I may not walk them through a dead drop, but I will be thinking about them in their scenes, how they interact with people and the surrounds, how to convey their personalities through this interaction.
I will also be thinking about character arc – which I think is a challenge for comedic challenges, as character growth isnt necesarily something comedic characters are known for. Let’s see how that goes 🙂 .
Till next time.