Life Among the Never-Winged

Once upon a time I was writing a book called, "Just Another Love Letter", about angels behaving badly. Now I just quietly ask myself each day, "What the hell am I doing?"

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My friends always knew I was going to hell. My only hope is that God likes good jokes and bad redheads.

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  • Monday, July 24, 2006

    Performance Anxiety

    Argh. Crucial turning-point in the book and

    Ican'twriteIcan'twriteIcan'twriteIcan'twriteIcan'twriteIcan'twriteIcan'twrite.
    Ican'twrite.Ican'twrite.Ican'twriteIcan'twrite.Ican'twriteIcan'twrite.Ican'twrite.

    Lame.

    Suggestions?

    12 people left me a love letter:

    Blogger Jonathon S.B. Tiercel wrote in a love letter...

    you have two options - smoke or fuck...either one will help the head relax enough for the words to move...

    Don't do the alcohol thing though... that would just twist the writing...

    (sorry...passing the 17hr mark with no end tonight...)

    1:41 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Nancy Dancehall wrote in a love letter...

    Well, since I'm alone I guess it's smoke.

    ...7...

    Godspeed your replacement and come home safely!!!!

    2:00 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Jonathon S.B. Tiercel wrote in a love letter...

    Thanks love - I really appreciate all the support you have given me while I have been out here. The lifeline you have provided is beyond measure or word. Thanks.

    2:02 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Anonymous Anonymous wrote in a love letter...

    Go Burroughs- cut up a bunch of words and get pasting... Make sure every third word is profane.

    -Stucco

    4:29 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Anonymous clowncar wrote in a love letter...

    when faced with writer's block, I say dare to write badly. You'll end up with 3 pages of crap, but in there somewhere wil be a phrase or a sentence or maybe even a paragraph good enough to keep.

    But what do I know, I just got turned down by Breadloaf. Heavy sigh....

    4:54 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Schmoopie wrote in a love letter...

    I'm with Jonathon- there's nothing like a great lay to clear the mind. Guess you'll have to proposition O. when he gets home. Take a nap before then and write when you are finished.

    6:19 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Schmoopie wrote in a love letter...

    P.S There are those of us out here waiting on the edge of our seats to know what happens to Sara and Pen. No pressure...;)

    6:22 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Des_Moines_Girl wrote in a love letter...

    1) stop listening to KFUCK radio - yes you can write so stop listening to the voice in your head that says you can't.

    2) stand up and walk away from the computer and do something else for a little while (smoking, sex..smoking sex...etc...). Seriously - go take a walk or something, garden, clean the house, play with the boyos' toys. Procrastination can be a writer's best friend.

    3) I agree with Clowncar - write write write. Write badly, write hideously. Write writing that will never see the light of day but whatever you do, don't edit while you write. Then put it away and come back to it in a few days. Chances are you'll be able to salvage some of what you wrote.

    4) from my script writing days - play the scene in your head like a movie -dialogue and stage direction, scenery props...etc... Edit it in your head, play it over and over until you have it the way you want it. Then write it down and fill it out.

    Writer's block sucks. The most intimidating thing in the world is a blank piece of paper. The only thing you can do is keep writing.

    Hang in there! I'm still planning on coming to your first book signing party. ;-)

    8:28 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger amusing wrote in a love letter...

    Ditto.

    Walk away.

    THen come back and write crap. That gets you over the hurdle, shuts up the little voice. And you move forward.

    10:13 PM, July 24, 2006  
    Blogger Nancy Dancehall wrote in a love letter...

    JT: ...6...

    Stucco: Kwanzan ablaze shit appears northern fuckwad. Sail hybrid poontang dasies across piss. How's that?

    Aw, Clowncar! Fuck 'em. What do they know? I think you wrote the moon. We'll drown our troubles this weekend.

    Schmoop: Heh.
    and
    I just finished a chapter! Woot! Next up; Sara's shower scene. Hee.

    DMG: Good old KFUCK radio! Thanks be to Anne Lamott. I do 4. all the time. Which do you think makes a better Az; Johnny Depp or Tom Cruise? (we hates Tom, but he might do the trick...)

    Amusing: Worked like a charm! See comment under Schmoopie.

    WV: fienevr Never crap?

    10:13 AM, July 25, 2006  
    Blogger Des_Moines_Girl wrote in a love letter...

    Tom Cruise bugs the crap out of me anymore so I just can't see him as Az.

    Johnny Dep - maybe.

    What about...

    Joaquin Phoenix
    or
    Leonardo DiCaprio

    or wildcard...

    John Travolta? (older but could definitely play the mischievious side kick - opposite to Pen's stoic personality. He did the angel thing already so maybe not a good fit)

    I always pictured Az with boyish good looks and a mischievious smile.

    11:49 AM, July 25, 2006  
    Blogger Nancy Dancehall wrote in a love letter...

    Az is very polished and cocky, thus Tom. But unpredictable in that Depp sort of way.

    Travolta...yeah, just too old.

    The Hounds....Pen and Teller?

    Good lord, it's weird word verification day: momok. But are the kids all right?

    12:43 PM, July 25, 2006  

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