Wednesday, May 11, 2011


So here's the thing. Being a writer is a job, and it's a job that requires both time spent writing and time spent thinking about how to write. And sometimes, when plots aren't quite working or characters don't really click, we like to talk about how to write them so that they do work and click. And shake their little booties on the runway. Or not.

To the idle observer, a writer is someone who stares into space a lot, trails off in the middle of sentences, interrupts your description of a funny situation at work with a series of seemingly unrelated questions, and who sits at the computer for hours. Doesn't look that hard, does it?

But here's what writing feels like when it's not going well (warning: gory and disturbing imagery):

Maybe slightly less horrific. But only slightly.


  1. HAaaaaaahahaahahahaha. I recognize those feelings. ;)

  2. Oh, I'm SO in love with this video! There used to be an animated GIF for it on MSN, and I would abuse it. Thanks for the laugh! :D

  3. LOL- the eyeball shooting off like a yo-yo? I've been there a few times.

  4. That's me, for at least a few minutes, every time I sit down to write.

    I'll have to find a clip or animation to express the divinity of writing going well.

    Something about the heavens opening up and raining adorable puppies maybe.

  5. Is there a cartoon of someone expanding in size whilst they eat? And eat, and eat and eat and eat and eat and ... Well, that's me, when I've been struck with THE BLOCK. And then, to match your gore, I would have my cartoon self explode all over the screen. Hehe. That actually sounds pretty funny. You know, in a gory type of way ... :P