Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A Good Day Writing Depressing Stuff

Part of the problem of drama is that to make things interesting, bad stuff happens to people you care about . . . aka your characters. That is the way of things because if bad stuff didn’t happen to them then you would have boring stories. 

Still that means that as a writer you go through them too. You see what they see, you feel what they feel, you can see it, you imagine it. It is never a happy experience but a necessary one. You feel their joys and happiness too. 

Don’t get me wrong I know that characters are not real, there are not little voices in my head nor do I actually see my characters around me. I do know them, however and as I go through life I can almost hear what this character would say about this or how that character would react.

The section that I was writing was the darkest chapter of Brian’s backstory, the Battle of Towton. I will not go over it but check Wikipedia out to see what I am talking about. I am almost done Brian’s backstory and then we will be back in Tanea with the happier adventures that he gets up to there.

I did get my little home cleaned and organized yesterday. There are a few cupboards left for me to organize but for the most part it is cleaned and organized. I was able to get my writing done with a balance of using the internal batteries of the laptop and Ace. I also was able to take a break and charge up Ace/the laptop’s batteries up. I didn’t use Wanda’s batteries. 

I got my laundry done and drove to my favourite Walmart and stayed here. I didn’t go to work but I will do so tonight. I don’t want to push it too much before charging up but by tomorrow the batteries will be down as far as I am willing to let them go.  

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