Thursday, May 24, 2007


Three short stories with deadlines that are all mine, because I want to get them out of the way so I can move on to bigger and better things.

I have titles...

I have the beginnings...

I have most of the endings...

I have some character motivations...

All that's missing and this is a big one, are the middles. As Procrastinator Junior said to me way back in first grade, "Dad, want to hear the world's shortest story? Once upon a time...the end. That's it."



Blogger BeckEye said...

So, write three stories about nothing. You might end up with a sitcom deal from NBC.

Thu May 24, 07:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


But will I get a building full of Porsches and doll-hair implants for all of my troubles?

Thu May 24, 07:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger John said...

Tell Junior I want to publish that story pronto!

Thu May 24, 09:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Johnny Dollars,

Sadly, I don't think he has the rights to it ; )

Fri May 25, 08:08:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Have one of the characters attend a Cher concert.

Fri May 25, 10:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Coaster, Coaster, sigh, Coaster,


If I could turn back time
If I could find a way
My characters still wouldn't
know what to say


When (as opposed to not "if") I do write gay characters, they ain't going to a Cher concert...

...unless I'm a staff writer on a show or I could do a good job of turning it into comedy.

Fri May 25, 12:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Beth said...

What about a girl who's obsessed with R.E.M. and writers, and has a bawdy, sometimes shocking mouth to go with her Southern accent?

Fri May 25, 07:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


Maybe I'll name her "Eliza Caffeine."

Now, how "obsessed" should she be? Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction"-obsessed?

Or let's flip this, should they be obsessed with her? I'm thinking Stipe VS. Chabon just like that Star Trek gladiator episode. Or T.C. Boyle and Bowie in a spoken word competiton.

All the great minds of our new century vying for the attention of the World's Number One Superfan.

Sat May 26, 06:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dale said...

Write about my neighbors and have them meet tragic ends. Thanks.

Sat May 26, 10:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger angel said...

oooh i HATE when that happens!

Sun May 27, 09:35:00 AM PDT  

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