‘Why should I believe any of this?’
It happens that fast..
I say, because I think I like you.
Marla says, ‘Not love?’
This is a cheesy enough moment, I say. Don’t push it.
Chuck Palahniuk does a great job of writing about subject matter in a way that remains interesting, and never gets too sappy. Some might argue he occasionally goes too far in the other direction (I do not agree with this assessment, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion).
I just finished Fight Club, including the Afterword in my version, and find it interesting that the author considers this book a love story. There are many elements to Fight Club, but if I had to write a paper about themes/meanings/etc. of the novel afterward, I never would have thought to write that it is a romance. Actually, I still wouldn’t, even now that I know it is his intention.
He also mentions that he essentially considers Fight Club a re-write of The Great Gatsby. Also interesting, because I don’t know that I would classify The Great Gatsby as primarily a love story, either.
Thoughts? What do you think of this quote? What do you think of Fight Club (book or movie)?
Day 12 of NaNo, and I have an embarrassingly small # of words. Which is actually fine – I’m really busy, and if I failed my tax quiz so that I could achieve a specific, round # of words by the end of the month, that would be horrible (and I would lose the job offer I recently accepted and would have to spend another winter in Michigan, which would probably literally kill me, to be honest).
Still, I hate to fail, even at arbitrary tasks that I have assigned to myself.
I really want to get to a point where I can at least see where this story is going. I kind of know where I want it to go, but it’s also taking me to unexpected places – which is awesome, because that’s exactly what you want it to do, both for you and your reader.
Anyway, I’m going to keep working. There were also a few days when I didn’t write anything, which for some reason, has failed to increase my word count (sarcasm intended). BUT I am writing more than I would otherwise, which is good. Because school is very busy, and I could literally divide all of my time between school, work, and housework – but that would make me a very dull girl. And we all know what happened to Jack (unless you both read the book & watched the Kubrick movie, in which case, what happened to Jack is very debatable).
How is everyone else’s project going?
This is a great post that details the importance of setting goals, as well as providing the opportunity to show initiative by joining a goal-setting group this month! (Also, it’s well-written, researched, & funny.)
Day 1: Three Things to Know About Setting Writing Goals.
I won’t be participating this year, but I love the idea. I strongly believe in setting goals, though I am unable to focus on writing, at the moment. Please let me know if you’re setting any writing goals in the comments!