Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Back to basics


I started this blog to serve me in my relentless pursuit of distraction ... a record of all of those hours spent clicking, Googling, oggling, surfing, reading ... and then, almost overnight, I was plunged back into the darkest recesses of the haunted house in which my memories of my time on the planet (so far) dwell.

I stopped writing because I had nothing to say. A large part of me still believes that. Plays are nasty bastards. One or two of mine have fallen onto the page almost effortlessly, where the penultimate challenge was keeping up with the conversations my characters were having with each other in my head. Others have simply stopped stone cold dead. Too complex. Too boring. Too much like something - and everything - else.

Simply too much.

They say that the hardest part about writing is the re-writing. And whoever "they" happen to be, are right. But a boy's gotta do what a boy's gotta do ... so I'm going to take a leave of absence from my beloved blog and get back to a script I abandonded late last year. I think it has potential. And I am grateful to the discipline of this funny little blog of mine ... and to my band of readers who have made all the difference to how confident I feel about opening up the Word file and trying again.

Thank you.

11 comments:

jd said...

... so for - how long?!
We'll miss you ... but it'll be worth it! And don't forget to keep playing with those film story idea$ ...!

Geoffrey said...

Bless you JD. For as long as it takes for the focus to shift from this to the other. Maybe sooner.

metal_petal said...

well...that's both good and bad...

nash said...

And if, from time to time, you want a distraction from the script, maybe you'll return here and give us an update. Now get back to work! Cheers

Snidley Whiplash said...

Something I said?

What, ya can't to the play thingy AND the blog? You who could make a chinese plate spinner on speed look like a couch potatoe?

I am a reed blown by the winds of despair. Mongrel!

nash said...

Today my housemate gave me a recent copy of Review from the Weekend Oz to have a look at. Right next to the article I was reading was a letter in 'Your View' from... You! It's a good omen...

Nicholas Pickard said...

What was in 'Your View'????

Geoffrey said...

How funny! It must have been the letter I wrote after the Rosemary Neill article ... something about SMSs pinging around Sydney at 8.18am on Easter Saturday morning.

I'm not sure what kind of an "omen" it is Nash, but thank you for letting me know.

nash said...

er 8:17am actually! And it's a GOOD omen of course

metal_petal said...

C'mon. You don't just feel like a little dabble?

Geoffrey said...

Oh fuck it! Alright.