ocpd stands for organizing crap pd
There goes another week of struggling to focus on actually writing, while having an incredibly easy time focusing on my anxiety about writing. I was in the zone to organize my internet browser bookmarks though. Honestly, I’m totally up for doing more of that right now…
When life gets more overwhelming than usual, I become hyper focused on doing organizational tasks that make me feel in control. I suppose it’s good to not give in and go stare at my bookmarks tab for two hours, but writing this post is not easy–my brain is not cooperating!
Speaking of which, I’m hoping I can wrangle it enough to get “little left out (part two)” up asap. There’s a bit of excitement yet to come, and I hope you are as here for it as I am.
a real head case
We were able to look inside all of our characters heads this past week. Did you find anything surprising? If I had finished my first draft sooner, I would have liked to be a bit more deliberate about when and how I brought in different character’s thoughts. I’ll have to go back and read “little left out” again in a couple weeks and see if I think it was distracting or awkward. I’m too close to it right now to know for sure. You could always leave a comment and let me know, though! I don’t mind some constructive criticism, knowing as I do how talented all my readers are.
trust no one
This week, we’re writing from the perspective of an unreliable narrator. I looked up a list of novels with unreliable narrators, and now I’m sad I don’t have more time to read. So many of these books look amazing.
I’ve read a handful, such as American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, and Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. My short story called “friendly little monster” also has an unreliable narrator. I think it might be my favourite perspective; I’m always up for a mystery.
oversharing is caring
Don’t forget I love when you share your writing with me, so don’t be shy!
keep writing, anne