Saturday, September 27, 2008


Rick and I went to see a movie tonight (we missed our friends Heath and Cedar because apparently we are a trifle deaf and didn't hear them calling our names in the same theater. Sorry guys). I won't say which movie it was because I liked it okay, not loved it, and I don't want anyone to form an opinion based on what I say. The reason I didn't love it is because there were holes in the story and unrealistic moments (like people crawling out of totally demolished cars without a scratch. I mean at least give me a scratch people). Rick liked it better than I did because he said that he tries not to over analyze movies the way I do. He just sits back and enjoys the show for what it is.
Okay so he's right, I do sometimes over analyze movies. But only when they do something that takes me out of the fictional dream, dropping me right smack back into the cold hard lap of reality. I guess I just need film makers to mind their P's and Q's. Dot those I's and cross those T's and make me believe. That's all I ask.
I'm not saying that I could do any better. In fact I can't seem to make myself write anything at all these days, good or bad, and it's DRIVING ME CRAZY! I want to write, I need to write, but I can't write. I'm worried that it might be because of blogging. I write on this blog but no where else. Do I need to stop blogging? Maybe, I don't know. What do you think?
If you don't think that I should give up on blogging maybe you could help me with a little writing exercise to try to cure my writer's block. Here are 5 genres of popular fiction:
Mystery/Crime Fiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Could you please come up with a topic or prompt in any one of these categories for me to write about. Be as serious or off the wall as you want. I just need something to get my writing motor going again.
I'll post the winning story here when I'm done for all to see (yikes, that's scary).
Please put on your thinking caps and help a poor girl out. I would so appreciate it.
If you've never left a comment for me before now's the time to come forward. The fate of this blog depends on it (how's that for a guilt trip).
P.S. I really don't mind lurkers. I'm a lurker myself. So please don't be shy.
If you normally contact me through email that works too.
And remember this is a G rated blog so take it easy on the romance category (whether or not it would be fun to write something spicy is beside the point).


Lori said...

I've got a possible idea. A young rebellious LDS youth wants to live his own life and make his own decisions, get away from his parents who "force" him to go to church. At 18, he joins the army. He eventually gets married to a nonmember. They are stationed in Alaska, too far away from home to have any family at the wedding. Soldier is shipped off to Afganistan after six months of marriage and dies in a roadside bombing. In her effort to have peace/closure, his new bride, learning she is pregnant, searches out his family, discovers the church, accepts the truth and begins a new life....

4boyzmdmom said...

Gee, Jeanette, I enjoy reading your blog so I hope you won't stop blogging! I'm not very good at ideas, but how about a romance story that's all "love letters"? I just read a book about the Revolutionary War and so many couples were separated for months on end...and no cell phones or e-mail back then! I'll bet their letters were pretty interesting....

Stoddard Family said...

I admit to being a lurker. Your blog is so fun to read I can't help myself. I have met you a few times though. I walk with Melinda sometimes. Megan is in Easton's class at school. Please don't stop blogging! I don't have any great story ideas for you, I always love a good mystery when the female lead gets rescued by some wonderful man.

Benjamin said...

I don't know if this perfectly counts as an idea, but one thing I've been interested in for awhile, and that seems popular, are retellings or expansions of old fairly tales or folk tales. So I'd just recommend getting a hold of Grimm's Fairy Tales, and look at some of the ones you've never heard of. There's some good ideas in there. As an example, one I've pondered someday playing with is called "The Water of Life" (or something like that, I only know the name in German).