Wow, I have not written a blog post in almost three weeks, shame on me. I’ve been feeling lately that I need to, excuse my french, “but shit or get off the pot.” Don’t get me wrong I love blogging but sometimes I feel like it’s an excuse for my fear of actually trying to do some “fiction writing.” I know I have it in me, at least I think I do. I have so many story ideas running through my head that I do want to explore and just start writing and see where it takes me.
These are a few of the ideas I have for stories, chapters or even a paragraph that I want to play around with and explore.
1. A story about modern day witches but with a funny twist. I think the story would open with an older witch looking back in time. The first sentence would be along the line with – Most children ride their first bike when they are roughly five years old. I was never one to be conventional, I rode my first broom when I was five years old…
2. A story about women in her thirties who’s life has fallen apart and she has to move back home with her mother. She has never had a good relationship with her mother. Her mother, never one to care what other people think has always embarrassed her with her carefree attitude. Her mother dresses weird, has strange friends, drinks too much, sunbathes naked in their back yard, the list goes on and on. But her mother to the reader would be a like-able character. To me, the daughter is just too uptight and needs to chill out.
The mother is a “secret” private eye and the daughter is eventually pulled into these crazy “situations” and becomes a partner in crime. The get into some hysterical detective work with their disguises and characters they must play. The daughter comes to love her mothers “uniqueness.” It’s a feel good story about the relationship with mothers and daughters.
I am excited to play around with this one.
Have you ever seen the movie Albert Brooks wrote and starred in with Debbie Reynolds playing his mother. He was a writer that was “blocked” and was trying to figure out why. He decides as an “experiment” to move back in with his Mom. My god, that movie was hysterical. It’s called “Mother” and if you haven’t seen it, rent it. I love Al Brooks’ humor, I get it…
I know I just need to try to “free write” because I get overwhelmed with all these books I read telling me the proper way to write fiction. There are just so many “rules” that sometimes it gets me stuck and stops me from trying.
Do any of you bloggers feel the same way? I’m curious to hear your thoughts.
The photos on the side are of my husband and I. We finally loaded some of our Alaska pictures on my computer.