Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Writer's Brains

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Injured Boy Bits: Ache, whine, ow, ow, itch, itch.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Part of Brain which does wander: Those two should have sex.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write….cue record scratching sound.
Me: What? They hate each other, and they’re trying to find a way out of a time sensitive life threating ordeal and they’re on video so they know other people are watching them.
Part of Brain which does wander: That’s the great part! The readers will never see this coming.
Me: Oh? Like the sex scene in “Aliens 3”? Yeah, that whole scrip was something no one saw coming.
Part of Brain which does wander: Angelina Jolie looks good naked.
Injured Boy Bits: Ache, whine, ow, ow, itch, itch.
Me: Where the hell did that come from?
Part of Brain which does wander: Just sayin’ In case she wants the lead part in the story, this would be a great way to get her clothes off her.
Me: Why don’t we finish this and then worry about Angelina Jolie’s clothes?

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Part of Brain which does wander: Remember Susan from High School, that time at Kirkland Creek when she…
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write….cue record scratching sound.
Injured Boy Bits: Ache, whine, ow, ow, itch, itch.
Me: What does that have to do with the story?
Part of Brain which does wander: You could write that into the story. This scene would be so cool if you could juxtapose the two events.
Me: That’s stupid. One is a fictional scene where two people are trying to save the world and the other is high school sex experimentation.
Part of Brain which does wander: But you see where everybody has those things in their past? Imagine if those two started talking about their lives in High School and they realized that they never had a Kirkland Creek!
Me: That’s a fine point but it isn’t going to fit here. Go. Away.


Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Part of Brain which does wander: What if she still loves you?
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write….cue record scratching sound.
Me: Then she shouldn’t have married someone else, I’d say.
Part of Brain which does wander: What if she was waiting for you to do something, you know, like crash the wedding and take her away on horseback.
Me: Uh, that was 1985. I think happily ever after has kicked in.
Part of Brain which does wander: But that’s my point, you’ve never done anything like that. What if all the women you’ve ever lost were just waiting for you to do something incredible?
Me: Like finish a book?
Part of Brain which does wander: No! Something epic and dramatic!
Me: Do we know anyone who has done that, who hasn’t got a restraining order?

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Part of Brain which does wander: Call her.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write….cue record scratching sound.
Me: Someone she hasn’t spoken to in thirty years?
Part of Brain which does wander: No, the one you can’t stop thinking about.
Me: It’s not ME who has this problem, it’s YOU!

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Part of Brain which does wander: (singing) Oh, baby, I wonder if when you are older, some day, you’ll wake up and say, “My God I should have told her!” what would it take?

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write….cue record scratching sound.

Me and Part of Brain which does wander: (singing, in harmony) But now here I am and the world’s gotten colder, uh huh, she’s got the river, down which I sold her, she’s got the river, down which I sold her….

Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Writing part of Brain: Write, write, write, write, write.
Injured Boy Bits: Ache, whine, ow, ow, itch, itch.


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3 comments:

  1. GottawriteGottawriteGottawriteGottawriteGottawriteGottawriteGottawriteGottawrite
    Oh look, Squirrel!!

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  2. Coulda, shoulda, woulda, but there are no do-overs. Even that exceedingly rare second chance is not a do-over. Just learn and file under reference material.

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