So, as many of you already know, I really love to write. I write this blog, I write for Dazzled, and I may be soon getting involved with yet another publication (can't talk about it now, details to come!). But, as fewer of you knew probably knew, a lifelong dream of mine has been to write fiction. The problem for me, though, in writing fiction, is not money. It is not having a room of my own. The problem is coming up with an idea that I feel passionate about and interested in to cultivate from a simple idea to a full-blown story.
I always get bored with my ideas. They're too sappy, or the plot isn't interesting, or the characters are impossible to empathize with. The last idea I had for a novel was a book about musical prodigies that I accidentally deleted from my computer, and I was unable to reverse the deletion. And only after deleting it did I realize the story didn't really work: I had a premise, but nowhere to take the characters. I had a few witty lines planned, and wrote the third person narration while channeling Alec Baldwin (in his narration of The Royal Tenenbaums), but that was it, and I had to delete all of my hard work in order to realize that fact.
Lately, I've thought about writing satire. For my junior year English class, I wrote a satirical piece, and everyone who read it thought it was really funny (except for one person in my class who read the first sentence and then handed it back to me, saying, "I don't understand it"). The comedy of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, David Sedaris, Janeane Garofalo, and John Oliver are especially huge inspirations for me currently, and I would love to at least try to follow in their footsteps in that regard.
So... yeah. That was a bit of a ramble, I know. This whole post was just kind of improvised at 11:45 at night, so I'm a bit tired, too.