Let me get this out of the way: No April Fools’ Day pranks here. I appreciate good pranks, but I suck at them. My husband, on the other hand, is awesome at pranks. Just the right level of clever near-sociopathic execution, without going to annoying. It’s remarkable. He usually skips today, too. We don’t play poker together very often, either.
Four months. I’ve been working on the same thing, with the same group of characters. Lots and lots of reading, lots of thinking about these people when I don’t have a screen or a notebook in front of my face. Perhaps most important: No itch to jump ship and do something else. I am still a little afraid of that.
You know what book I read that got me to thinking I could do this? Dennis Cooper’s God Jr. I don’t think what I’m working on is much like God Jr. at all, but reading that is what made me move from Yeah Maybe This is Something to I Am Fairly Sure This is Something I Can’t Ignore.
At some point fairly soon, I’m going to need a workshop/other reading/exchange/some sort of feedback give and take. Not quite yet, but soon. Related to all the other things I’ve talked about in this tiny linkbucket? I have no idea how to make that happen. This should be interesting!