I talked about writers block once before, and I’m in the serious throes of it now. In this case, it’s not that I don’t know what to write, the current writers block is much more a result of not knowing HOW to write it.
In the beginning, when I started writing WZF, I had no idea it was going to turn into an entire series of novels. I thought it was going to be a fun little web project. Along the way, I invited several people to write along with me. Leo wrote a piece, John The Aussie wrote some as well.
Then, John and I decided we should do a short story arc involving going to get John’s family. John wrote “The Aussie vs. The Infected, which is a pretty epic short story (is that possible?) of John’s family travelling across Australia to come to the US. That story ties in with the main WZF storyline. And, we’ve come to the part where John’s family arrives in the US.
I know what’s going to happen to them, how the whole scene is going to play out, what each of them are going to say/do. The part that’s blocking me up is the HOW to write them. I’m terrible at writing Aussie slang. You’d think after all this time of writing John (with John’s tutelage) I’d be pretty good at it. Turns out not so much.
Sooo, the chapter is written, re-written, re-re-re-re-re-re-written. And I’m still not happy. I need to sit down with John and talk the dialogue out, I guess.