Last time, I announced yet another new project. Unlike all my other projects, I’m still working on this one. But I’m having a lot of trouble. I need to basically learn a whole new set of skills to get this one done. And I need to learn a whole new style.
It’s an interesting process for me, because I haven’t really stretched myself as a writer in a long time. I’ve been working on the same stuff for more than a year now, and it involves a very set style and language. It’s very formal, very descriptive and much less horror based.
But the pulps stories I’m writing are over-the-top, violent and absurd. I’m having to let go and open up a little bit. I’m trying to let myself go crazy, but it’s turning out to be very hard.
The word count is also a bit of a problem. For this to work, I’m going to have to write a lot of words in a very short amount of time and that’s never been something I’ve been very good at. I write a thousand words and then I call it a day. But now I need to start writing five to ten thousand words a day. And really, if I could write more, that’d be even better.
I need to get into shape is what I’m saying. But with words.