Spent last week scribbling in my notebook, in search of ideas for the rewrite of “Just a Game.” I had hoped by this time to have some idea of how to proceed.
Yeah. Not so much.
If you read last week’s exciting installment, you know that I was pretty harsh in my assessment of the story. Even so, there are things worth preserving. I like my protagonist, and the relationship he has with his father. And the basic premise still has its appeal. I also see clearly some obvious missteps that I know how to remedy. But the story just isn’t there yet.
A smart writer would walk away at this point, and maybe try again later. A smart writer would recognize when he’s just poking the cold coals of a fire long since extinguished. A smart writer would turn his attention to more productive activities.
Yeah. Let me know if you hear from that guy. Meanwhile, I’m going to keep poking a while longer.
No updates for Write Club.