Writing Takes You to Strange Places…

How’s it going?

Life is strange sometimes. And writing usually serves to amplify that.

Anyway, let’s get to it.

Fiction is a weird thing. I’m trying to get a story into shape that starts with a woman remembering terrible things, and ends with her trying to start a fire. I continued it to have a man meet her there, telling her she’s in danger, and what-have-ya. But I started having questions about where they are, who they’ve been, and what their society is like. All of that’s going to shape them and their actions, of course, but I did say the girl is being tracked and the man is from a race thought to have disappeared a long time ago.

I’m kinda overwhelmed with options for these two as characters, as well as their setting, at this point, and I’ll have to take a step back (and maybe use different variations of the situation to kick off multiple stories, probably with different characters).

I could be wrong, but I just don’t think anyone but me, or anyone but a fiction writer, would put this amount of time into something that seems so, well, dull, at least from the outside.

And with copywriting, and writing I’ve done for other people, this weird mind thing with writing is no different.

Most of the gigs I’ve ever gotten (not all) I got because…

I didn’t care whether I got the gig or not.

And I’m not one of those “Oh please hire me” types who wrap their arms around people’s ankles as they try to get away and move on with their lives (or maybe just to the next room).

My parents taught me better than that (and yes, I try to actually remember and put into practice what I learned from them).

I would just give them a well-thought-out message, or as best as I could, and move on mentally (or try to).

Of course my objective is to get past any test jobs into regular gigs, of course (a feat I’ve succeeded with a couple times out of the bunches I’ve tried).

But I’m trying not to be so invested in any one opportunity (something I’m still working on letting go of), that I stop my life or my prospecting at large just to focus on one person and one project (or even just waiting for one response about one project).

And no matter what, I’m going to keep trying, prospecting, and writing.

Tomorrow is Triple F. Be sure to stop by.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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