Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Cause For A Hopeless Case

Now I know I'm not a prolific writer, if I were I'd have at least 4 or 5 completed novels hanging around by now. I go on long droughts where nothing comes out at all. Yesterday though, finally, I broke that drought. It wasn't easy, I tell you. I sat there, staring the laptop in the face, gaping at that blinking line and empty page and just willing the words out of my head, through my fingers tips, and onto the keyboard.

You see, the thing is, I have a short attention span. That's probably why I didn't fare too well at school. I space out a lot. So if I'm sitting and not writing, my head swims away with the fairies.

I wrote a bit more on chapter 20 of Buried. It wasn't much, but it felt good nonetheless. Even though, I must admit, I had thought briefly about abandoning that particular project, I can't help but think about it. It'd be a waste to drop it now. I'm relatively close to the finish.

Believe it or not, I've still not had my own copy of Models of Success: The Journey… which feels odd as I wrote the darned thing! The book has not yet been released in the local bookstores, but will let you know as soon as it does.

No more progress on the Moments film and book, but I has another session (my third) tomorrow at Mello Studio to record the third story, Bow. I'm still not quite sure how I'm going to narrate this one as it needs more tension and urgency than the previous two.

Another piece appeared in yesterday's GDN talking about the recording of the audio book, which I didn't know about till now!

1 comment:

tooners said...

Ali, Hashim has told me a little bit about your stories. I'm looking forward to hearing them myself.

I'm actually starting to think about making myself sit down and write. I do the same as you, I have a hard time concentrating and my mind tends to day dream a lot, and then the words don't come, but... there are a lot of things that I'd like to write about... personal struggles, journies and such.

I'm glad the recording sessions are going well... looks like the final one is today. Congrats to you.