Sunday, 2 May 2010
What if i do something else tomorrow?
Five days ago I wrote this. Do you ever get that feeling, when you are writing, that you want to do it differently? Change voice? Say something that you wouldn’t normally? Oh, golopo staddle flush. Gringpiddle wallyfoot, jikhol jimjumbo. Waggle waggle luff cidgeam! There - let spell check handle that!
And then, for four days, I did just that, tried a different voice and rewrote a series of stories I had original started donkey years ago as possible illustrated children’s books - one of which got sent to a few publishers for them to reject, not least because it had no illustrations. They are now the bitsnbobs What If Series.
What then? – a tale of giant and mountain.
What if it were jealous? – a tale of moon and star.
Would you wait for 5? – a tale of night and city.
Would we notice? – a tale of leaf and bird.
Wouldn't it be perfect? - a tale of dragons.
The critics were divided, some said; ‘it makes me feel that the other bits are writing and not real’ but others said; ‘your writing has gone to another plain (nb plane - see comments), a bit Douglas Adams and a bit Kafka'.
What if I do something else tomorrow?