Wednesday, October 8, 2008

They Keep Yanking Me Back In...

I promised myself one failed attempt at The Book of Tentacles would be it. One story with tentacles, and I'd walk away. If I made it, great, if not, the world would still turn. I made my failed attempt, time to walk...

So I'm walking down the hallway yesterday and I spot this fantastic t-shirt--something straight out of Lovecraft, tentacles whipping everywhere. That's it, I think, the tentacles are on a t-shirt. Boom. Story idea. I cracked out half of my first draft last night while listening to Sticky Fingers from the Rolling Stones. I love that album, and it fits the story perfectly...smoky bars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Dem--er--you have the idea. I hope to finish the first draft tonight.

I tried to walk away...but the damn things wrapped around my neck and...

At least I'm having fun writing this story.

6 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

ditto, I haven't even made a successful first draft yet.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Sweet!

Carrie Harris said...

So did you buy the shirt? :)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Here you go, this will keep the forces of tentacle-y evil at bay...

Aaron Polson said...

Cate & Jamie - thanks

Carrie - the kid wouldn't sell it to me :(

Jeremy - I (heart) cafepress