I have my bum firmly planted in my seat and I am typing and typing and stopping and starting and reading and re-reading this chapter four of my current writing project “The Girl”.
I have gone into so much description and thought in the first three chapters that I am beginning to get obsessed with having things right…..have I gone insane? Does this happen to writers who are already insane?!
I find myself having conversations with friends about varying topics and suddenly I will pick up on something a friend of a friend of a friend told her about something horrible that happened and I will pick her brain apart about it thinking that I may or may not be able to use this in my story. But I’m not being rude! It’s not on purpose! Have I changed?! All of this is slightly scary but if I get this story finished and I am happy with it, then whose to know the difference?!
Chapter four is proving a little difficult to get through, not as bad as having writers block, thank goodness, but I am trying to make it as perfect as I possibly can.
I have noticed that I’m attracted to reading very dark books ( “Dark Places” Gillian Flynn, no pun intended ) and watching very dark tv programmes and unsolved murder mysteries to try and keep in theme with writing dark and heavy. Hopefully it all ties together.
Again, no pun intended!
Stay with me!! x 🙂