Credibility Conundrum

Jimmy: Why would I ever make stuff up when the truth is so much fun!

Stuart: You’re saying these statistics are real?

Jimmy: Absolutely!

Stuart: That’s great. Thanks man.

Jimmy: No problem.

Stuart: So, you wanna come over tonight? We’re grilling out.

Jimmy: Thanks, but I gotta catch up on some writing.

Stuart: What are you writing? Your memoirs? (Laughs)

Jimmy: Nope. It’s a fiction novel about a boy and his dog. They go on these wild adventures together.

Stuart: (Silence)

Jimmy: What’s wrong with you?

Stuart: Nothing. I just remembered that I gotta go check on something.

Writer’s Regret

Have you ever experienced writer’s regret? I’ve heard that it means something different for each person. For me, it’s that feeling you get when you just finished a chapter and realize that in order for it to make sense you have to go back 6 chapters and change things!

It happened again today. I finished a chapter while I had a moment of spare time, then went back and proofread my glorious victory only to discover that it didn’t fit! Now, I’m faced with a decision. Delete half of what I wrote or go back and change pieces of my previous chapters to remove any plot holes… I feel like I’m waiting for Alex Trebek to call out, “Time’s up champions. Please show me your answers.”

Tuesday Thoughts

It’s funny how one character becomes your favorite. In book one of The Legend of Chip, it was Jonah. Now, in book two, Mr. Barrett has quickly become my favorite. Neither are main characters, and I believe that’s what makes them so special to me.