Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oh where, oh where, has my whimsical gone....

Allo' Allo!

I'm currently in the process of writing a little ditty with Ms. Reana Malori that per our writing challenge instructions is going to be a madcap, whimsical, romance (not quite verbatim but you get my point). We've gone back and forth about what type of characters we want and what all that "madcap, whimsical, romance" will look like and I'm totally in the groove. So much so, that my creative synapses started firing and stories began to clutter my marginally large head (okay it's pretty big but my broad shoulders balance it out) and guess what I've discovered, when not prompted I seem to have lost my ability to create something whimsical.

I start off pretty fun and then it's as if I hop off the romantic comedy path and end up in the deep dark forest where shadows lurk and ghastly deeds are waiting to happen. I've got characters killing each other, and I've got societies turning in on themselves, and when I sit back and give it a hard stare I've noticed that what I've got is the reality of the world in which I live, and it really makes me feel like a Debbie Downer.  Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of creating something thoughtful, a piece of writing that causes the reader to reflect on the human condition (however I'm describing it), and feel moved. I appreciate that as a reader myself but I also want a little fun and a little bit of naughty.

So I'm sending up a flare and hoping through the process of writing this new challenge my whimsical will find its way back to me, and decide that it's going to stay, at least for awhile.



  1. let it take you were ever you want it to i am trying to hold on to my whimsy too

  2. I laughed so hard--omg.
    I love your post. I lost it when you talked about going into the deep dark forest and people killing each other...whimsical indeed. I mean, why do we do that? haha

  3. What? Killing can be whimsical, can't it? Whimsy will find you. Just carry on in the forest until you see the pinpoint of light. So you can remember where the bodies are buried. :)

  4. To be honest the story sounds pretty good right now. You should definitely continue. Whimsical will find it's way to you.

  5. Best wishes for the whimsy to re-appear, Janet. Ignore it for a while and that will make it jealous and really really try to win you back...grin

  6. It will come back Janet I swear... I am sending you a Whimsy... What is a Whimsy? It is a Louisville slugger... The definition of whimsical is acting or behaving in a capricious manner. capricious: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason... A bat can be used to swing at nothing, knock something out, churn butter if you are so inclined, threaten or be used to play impulse baseball, threaten the laptop when the muse walks out, or to squeeze when the muse walks back in..yep.. You need a whimsy... :) Love you Janet, keep trucking