So New Year's resolutions are a load of bullhooey. (Bullhooey: The bowdlerizin' sensation that's sweepin' the nation!) Pretty much everyone who's ever read Garfield knows that. But seeing as I have about 355 days left before I can entertain myself with presents again, I might as well pick out something to do between now and then. And that something might as well be writing.
So, I guess I need to get my endless piles of ideas in order. Which, of course, calls for me to go hand-in-hand with the enemy which all teenagers dread: Priorities.
So let's (and by 'let's' I mean 'me' because blogs are very selfish things) examine my New Year's Bullhooeys...
1. An as-of-yet untitled story that's, honest to God, 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' meets Mother Goose. It's awesome. There are explosions. I just need to write the climax, and I'll be done.
2. Oh, no- this one here is a project! So I've got this series. And it's awesome. And there are characters and plots and I've put in an amount of time on this I've never given to anything before just to plot it out. So then I set about writing it, and I'm already three stories in and I realize I have everything good except for really sucky dialog. Oh boo hoo, you'll get over it, right? Wrong. I've been hung up on that for a month. More on that later, maybe.
3. Even worse than the project, it's time for- a novel! A few chapters of it have been posted up here to good reviews, and I have a thousand ideas on where to go with it, but I don't know how to put them all in order. My brain appears to be actively slacking on the topic. Because with a brain like mine, that makes sense. Scarily enough.
4. An assortment of other stories, novels, scripts, and side projects which I don't want to detail here because unless I keep my blog as short as possible, I'll have to face the fact that no one cares. (Dang. There it is.)
THE OPINION CORNER, EPISODE 2
Read this: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
Listen to this: Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation, by The B-52s.
See this: Little Miss Sunshine.
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