Warning: Blog Title Has Tenuous Connection to its Content
Now I can't really go in depth about this, because it relates to my work in progress and I don't want to 'spoil' things for the few readers I have. I feel, however, strangely compelled to speak on this matter to some degree, so what follows shall be my veiled and confusing attempt to talk to you about writing a story you don't yet know.
The last story I completed a draft of for my collection is entitled 'Brilliant Story,' and it is one of the few stories in this collection set in the universe of possible things that you and I inhabit. No magic quarters, flesh-eating monsters, or mind-jumping housecats in 'Brilliant Story,' which is rare for tale by an author like me.
The story I'm working on now started life like that - it is a lot more conceptual than 'Brilliant Story' and sort of more abstract right on the face of it. The direction the story had taken, however, was becoming crippled by its own actuality. I realized that, like Johnny Marinville, I had ignored the spiritual side of reality.
I guess the best way of putting it is 'How many times do I have to fall down this huge pipe before a giant duck jumps out at me?'
If you can understand that question, you understand the situation I found myself in at that point in the story. Looking back, I can't imagine what I thought was going to happen at this part of the story - the strange turn it took seems to be a vital part of its essence at this point.
In any event, I look forward to finishing - hopefully in the future some of you will know what I'm talking about!