Bedtime Novelization

And tonight I dusted off an old concept, that's not even the slightest bit developed, and started writing.  It's prose.  I don't know if it's going to be a short story, series of shorts, a novel, or just an exercise.  But I've found the best thing to do when you don't feel like a writer is to write.

So I'm writing.  I'll keep writing each night, before and potentially after I read.  It'll make a man out of me yet.

And I read the first three chapters of Haunted, the Chuck Palahniuk book I never really gave a chance.  Turns out with the release of Pygmy I'm now several behind so I need to catch up.  In terms of actual prose style, I'm pretty sure he's my favorite.  I really dig his authorial voice, if not his stories.  And to be fair, I did dig the stories up until I finished Diary and had an epiphany.  He had written the same exact story every time, changing character names and slight variables, and I hadn't noticed.  Took the bloom off the rose, so to speak.

On second thought, I can't remember a damn thing about Lullaby.  Maybe I didn't read it...  Or maybe it was just the different one that I did get to.

1 comment:

Filip Sablik, Publisher said...

I dug Lullaby. Haven't read enough of his work to tell if he's writing the same story over and over.