Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Murderous Writer

:sings: Nighttime is the right time for writing...

Ahem. Umm. Bent over the keyboard, cranking out writing... climbing into the head of one seriously deranged chick. Doesn't make for the most mentally stable blogging.

She likes to sing while she drives. *shrug*

She's coming together quite well. I'm hoping she gives everyone else the same heebie-jeebies she'd give me if I was only reading about her and not writing her. (Although, come to think of it, she does give me the creepin' willies, even though she's coming out of my head.)

A while back, I was talking to mystery writer, and the issue of writers killing people off came up. In any given book, some of us can kill of dozens. (My record was about a thousand at one time, but that was volcanic in nature.) One would think with all the thoughts of murder floating through our heads, people should be very afraid of us. I pointed out that while we think about murder, since we get all our violent urges out on paper, we're purging the urges. In fact, I'd venture that we're probably some of the safest people on Earth. (Look at Stephen King. If he weren't a BoSox fan, he'd be totally harmless.)

Any time anyone seriously pisses me off, I can create a character and do really nasty things to them. Why would I need to do it in real life? Besides, not only can I knock someone off, I can make them look foolish while I'm doing it. So much more satisfying my way, trust me. Writing it out cleanses the feelings away. Like Drano for the soul. ;o)

Are you a murderous writer? Kill anyone lately? Were you thinking of some total asshole in your own life when you did so? If you've never tried this, it's very cathartic. Forget cold blood. Kill your enemies in cold ink. ;o)

Now it's time for me to get back to Emma and her slow slide into madness. Or to put it another way...

Who do I get to kill now?

Bwa ha ha hahaha hahahahhahahahahahaha

1 comment:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Yes, my novel is full of corpses, although it's not a mystery. And I agree that it's very cathartic. The power! The power!!! *maniacal cackle*