Yikesy mikesy, itís been too long since I did anything on Writerís Block. Letís see if I can change that.
If thereís one thing Iíve started to notice about my work, itís this: huge
percentages of my stories take place over a surprisingly short amount of time. One fileís started and done in a couple of daysí time. Another one has a good eighty percent of its events unfold over one particularly nasty Saturday. In one instance, an entire story arc is done before the sun even starts to set. Itís an eerily-constant facet of my writing.
Iím guessing itís not an inherently bad thing (emphasis on ďguessingĒ), and I suppose being aware of the constant now will help me out when itís time to extend my tales. But it got me thinking about how Iím doing in comparison to others — and thus, Iím here to spark a little discussion with you tropers. Relatively speaking, from start to finish how much time passes until the resolution? Do you think itís good or bad that youíve got that timeframe in mind? What sort of timeframe do you prefer writing — or as a corollary, what timeframe do you WANT to write?
Just some questions to get you guys — and me — thinking. In any case, if youíve got something you want to say, by all means say it. Iím all ears. Or pixels, in this instance. Being made of ears would just be silly.