Uhm… nobody consulted me about the change in the blogger.com interface…


Hello, my little smurflings.

I am taking a writing break… to write, apparently.

I am sitting here with my full notepad and super organized index cards — on which I used a highlighter! I don’t think I even owned one of those throughout college.

I am currently listening to “One Night in Bangkok” and trying to get into the writing zone, you know?

What I am writing is a novella. (The lovely, talented and fragrant Clink already made the “your novella (ella… ella…)” joke.)

Why a novella, you ask?

Oh, you didn’t ask.


That was your cue to ask.

No, I’m not telling you what to do, it’s just —


It is going to be a novella because it is technically a little short to be a full novel. Plus, it is fun to say “novella.”

Try it.


Because I am me, I vacillate (hourly) between loving what I am writing and thinking it is quite possibly the most mediocre crap ever.

And now I am having some doubts about the structure of the entire thing. You know how a lot of movies/books/etc. involve a three arc story? Intro, problem, then resolution.

This is not really like that.

It is like…

– bam! the problem
– intro told through spread out flashbacks
– relationship goes up, down, up, down, up, down (Did it just get warm in here?)
– resolution(ish)

Maybe that is OK.

Maybe I can make my own novella rules.

Did I mention that it is based on this post from the past? (I changed the names.)

Now iTunes is playing Madonna’s “Crazy For You.” I didn’t even know she cared.

Back to writing, suckas.

9 Responses to “Uhm… nobody consulted me about the change in the blogger.com interface…”

  1. 1 Essentially Me

    Can’t wait to read it!

  2. 2 sybil law

    You can do it!
    That’s the extent of my cheerleading.
    (Which is why I got kicked off the squad.)

  3. 3 MissE

    You wanna take a break and write some shitty Uni poetry homework for me?

    I am reallllllly starting to hate writing (or in this case, staring at a blank word document) poetry.

    BEst of luck with the novella.
    Look forward to reading it someday.

  4. 4 sid

    Hmmm some how I’m not surprised the focus your novella will be crappy relationships.

  5. 5 jamelah

    Good for you. Seriously. The doubt is a natural part of the process, I think, but… yeah. Go on with your bad self.

  6. 6 JenBun

    Hooray! I’m glad you’re getting a lot of writing done! :)

    I now have “One Night in Bangkok” stuck firmly in my head. (Yes, I know it!)

    And I am intrigued with your new novella rules… it all sounds so complicated and different… and exciting! Keep going…

  7. 7 Jack and Jill


    I shall name my first daughter that. Thank ye.


  8. 8 caitlynintherye

    You know it’s going to be amazing. And we’ll have a cuddle session after it’s published.

  9. 9 fiorella

    I’m vertically challenged and I take offense to the smurfling mention in your first sentence. :P

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