Tuesday, September 7, 2010


One of my favorite things about writing is you are able to translate your feelings into words and you can always use your feelings and experiences.

Like for my novel, I've been having problems writing the introduction. The book starts out with the teenage main character feeling anxious, restless, irritated, bored, and lonely.

Just like the way I'm feeling now.

I'm having a rough time at school. I don't feel like I have any friends. And I don't feel like my life has any purpose right now. Rain pours on my head wherever I move and sad, synthesized music fills the hallway.(Kudos for anyone who gets that reference.)

Inside my wracked, miserable self, my inner writer is saying gleefully "Yess! This is perfect!
Now just put your feelings into the main character's words and that dreaded scene will be done!"
(I hate writing introductions. I really do. I know my characters already! Why can't the reader?)

Here I come, dreaded scene. I feel better already.


  1. hey that's my favorite thing about writing too!!
    i'm holding my hand up waiting for a high five.

  2. Hahahaha. Yeah, putting melancholy words on the paper is totally not my problem. My problem is writing happy words. At least your getting it done, right?

  3. Same here! Doing introductions is a pain...


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