Monday, December 14, 2009
What to do?
Writing the last post was freeing, whimsical and a little terrifying not because of anything it revealed, but because I could feel the edge of real tension eking in, the kind of tension I've been trying to uncover. So now I feel like a real dim-wit. I go from writing memoir (no, still not abandoning the project) to writing a Nano-no-show fantasy back to memoir into the adrenaline-filled caverns of fiction "loosly based on" reality. Can I do that?
I think I need to read every craft book ever written to get a grip on what needs to be done. And hey, there's plenty of time. The other thing is that the memoir is really a different time period. I'm feeling growing pains here. I'm feeling a novel breaking through and the overall dynamic tension leads me right down the path to a girlish Stand by Me.
What say you? What would you do?