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Jan. 15th, 2006

I have a work in progress story that's stalled. Mostly this is because the initial section resonates a bit with Eastern Standard Tribe, if it were set in a Tim Powers style universe with hidden occult elements etc. The reason for the stalling is that I don't want to trivialise mental illness or do a disservice to the whole thing, but the story itself requires it.

EDIT: That's not to say that the story requires that the situation be trivialised, but that said situation and related elements are present, and I have zero confidence in my ability to handle them without trivialisation.

Something to add to the "come back someday" file for now.

Fire yesterday. Was good again. Need to do that regularly. Unfortunately, haven't been online all weekend, so I need to catch up. Given that I'm in work at 6:30 tomorrow, I don't think I will tonight. Chances of coherency are slim to none.

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razorsmile
Jan. 16th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
The reason for the stalling is that I don't want to trivialise mental illness or do a disservice to the whole thing, but the story itself requires it.

They'd have to be crazy to sue you.
digitalraven
Jan. 16th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
It's not being sued that I worry about. It's the people I know who are dealing with a very similar situation in real life that I worry about.

Apologies for the sense of humour failure, the story's been running through my head in various ways for weeks and not being able to do anything with it without pissing people off for good reason really rankles me. I hate it when I can't get a story out of my head and into the wider memebase.
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