Friday, September 16, 2011

What do they think about?

I am taking a break from my YA novel and writing a short story as a possible entry to The Literary Lab's newest anthology. (It is a most unusual prompt: writers create original stories based on one of two fairy tales. So much more creative-making than Stories From The Coasts, or Stories Inspired By My Precocious Children, or The Color of Money: Green or Red. Discuss.) 

Having written so long from the points-of-view of young people, I find I am at  a loss at knowing how adults think. (The answer to your question is no, I am not really an adult, more like a 10-14 year old kid trying to fool people in to thinking my wrinkles commensurate with my wisdom.)

So now my poor thirty-something year-old man is having trouble knowing how and what to think while attending a wedding in a garden.

All right. Vented. Now back to Ryan to see if I can think mature, manly thoughts in his grown-up mind.

10 comments:

tanita davis said...

Dude. You may swing a miss on "manly," but you do adult veryveryvery well indeed.

And didn't you say that there's that ten-year-old lurking inside???

Yat-Yee said...

Hehe. The ten-year old only lurks inside *happy* and successful men.

Thanks, Dude, for the triple very. Need it right now.

Laoch of Chicago said...

He is thinking, "God, I hope this will be short," and "I wish I could remember the names of some of these people," and "How many cocktails can I safely have without making as ass of myself." Also possibly, "Who should I start on my Fantasy team this week," and definitely, "Which bridesmaid would I like to sleep with."

Yat-Yee said...

*g* Thanks for sharing the perspective of a grown man, Laoch. One of those thoughts is remarkable close to what I am trying to get across. Maybe I'll send the story to you when it's done.

Intensely said...

Just discovered your blog! Good to see another Asian who isn't an accountant or engineer. Will def be visiting your blog often.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Good luck with your writing! We try to come up with the most unique prompts and we find it usually frightens people, lol. :)

MG Higgins said...

I took a short-story class a while back and writing from an adult POV was challenging. Fun, though, and a bit freeing. Good luck with it! If I had more time I'd definitely be giving the analogy a shot.

Yat-Yee said...

Intensely: welcome to my blog. My husband is an engineer. :)

Michelle: The Lit Labs prompts are so creative. I have to say the second one left me feeling immobile because the choices were so vast! I'm going to give this one a shot.

MG: Oh, I'm glad that's another adult who finds it more challenging to write for adults as it is for children.

Domey Malasarn said...

Yat-Yee, I'm excited to hear you are giving this contest a try! Thank you so much! I told my co-authors I'd write a story for the contest too, and I'm a little scared myself. Good luck to you, and good luck to me!

Yat-Yee said...

Domey: I'm really excited about reading the contributions of you three. I can imagine that each of you would have had ideas popping busily in your minds as you brainstormed the prompt for this anthology, and would love to read how each of you interprets it. Mine is 2/3 of the way done. Famous last words, I know. :)