Life is full of conflict at the moment, and it is always something I avoid.  I find it hard to cope with yelling and screaming, and often turn a blind eye if I see or hear it, not because I don’t want to see it, but because I just can’t handle the memories that it brings up.

But enough about that, I am currently editing my Medusa story that I wrote in June, and I have a couple of conflict areas in it, and on reflection, they are rather fluffy – not deep and gritty and I am sure the reader would be left wondering… what happened?

How do I get passed my own internal conflict to work on the external conflict?  I guess I am going to have to be hard on myself and really feel the anger, frustration, rejection, hurt and pain and focus on those feelings while I am writing the conflict so that I can bring across the real emotion that is involved.

I am not looking forward to this process as I said earlier, I try and avoid conflict as much as possible, unless I am involved and then I enjoy a good screaming match, it clears the air and makes me feel better, even if I have hurt the other person, so that type of dealing with it is not going to work.  And I want the conflict to be subtle in one instance, where you don’t even realise that there is conflict until it is too late.

So, I guess I just have to steel myself and get ready for it, and just feel the fear and do it anyway!

Conflict… ummmm…
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2 thoughts on “Conflict… ummmm…

  • August 8, 2010 at 1:32 am
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    Yup, feel the fear and do it anyway. And you know that if you do really feel those emotions that they will come out on the page. I’m sure someone once said that writing was like therapy. Good luck!

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  • August 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm
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    Thanks Kerryn, yes, sometimes it is therapy, but it is hard therapy!

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