Monday, September 23, 2013

Musing About Laughter and Tears

I've been working on two WIPs for the last few days.  One is a comedy.  The other is tragedy. Both have elements of science fiction.  When it's me, how can that possibly come as a surprise?  I'm excited about both projects, and the benefit of working on two extremely different projects seems to be this: no matter what mood I'm in, it seems I'm in the right mood to work on one of them.

Today seems to be a tragic mood.  Not that I'm sad or anything, because I'm not. I'm just in the mood to make people cry.

Wow.  When I say it like that, it sounds bad.  Hopefully my fellow writers will understand.  I want to evoke powerful emotions in my readers.  I want people to connect with the worlds I create.  It's not like I want to go up and kick someone in the shins in the hopes of producing tears.  That would just make me a jerk.

I'll let you know more as my newest project begins to unfold.  All I can say for now is that I'm optimistic.  Though the fresh cup of coffee I have in hand might be a contributing factor in that.  


  1. My first book made people cry, so I understand. Cool you have a project for every mood.

  2. I totally understand... you non-jerky evil person you :P . Make them cry lol

    Yay for new projects and getting the emotions running high ;)

  3. 've found wine can have the same effect as coffee. good luck with your new project!

  4. I definitely understand! Writing should be all about provoking emotions. Good to be able to switch between projects - I should try it someday!

  5. There are parts in my books that make me cry, laugh, and just question my own sanity. I don't know if it transfers to the reader that way, but I know how I was feeling when I wrote it. I always mix things up, when the muse is inspired it takes me many places. Love those times. Good luck, and have fun!

  6. I spent the last few days crying. Watching some lifetime TV and really sad movies. Yep, sometimes its just a mood.

    Fantastic you are able to work on two projects at once.


  7. I have to ask because I've seen it everywhere and still haven't figured it out for myself....

    WIP. Work in progress? Is it that simple?