Just off the head.....



Today... i was trying to write a lead paragraph for ma story on Ranga Rao (refer to previous post). I think i've seriously got into another one's of my writer's blocks. Coz i wrote and i wrote and i wrote... and at the end of a strenuous 2.5 hrs, i had mastered the art of writing two full sentences, which i later erased because i thot it wasn't good enough! Leaping lizards! And i thought i could write.......

Anyway, my comp at home is infected by sum 'entranneous illegal activity' (thanks to a very tech savvy dad who doesn't know anything about viruses and is extremely fascinated by pop up windows) and i sat down in my office to write the article. I was bent on finishing it today. Well, my luck was otherwise...

I began..

"A seventy something bespectacled man opened the door...."

naaaaa.......


"A man, sporting a striped orange kurta and white pyjaamas with sandles"

I'm not writing for Vogue

"Down a narrow wooded lane off haddows road..."

Uh... this ain't a horror novel...

"What do you do when you are passionate about art, music, dance and writing? You start a collection of gramaphones"

DELETE DELETE DELETE

"What do you do when you are a music and dance scholar?"

Make sure you never give an interview to this shitty journalist.... DELETE!

"Ranga Rao, a seventy something man has the country's largest collection of gramaphone records, numbering to a massive 42,000"

Stamp, trample, kill..... yourself


"....................................................................."

That's the best i've written all day


And so i've been going on...... and i'm yet to arrive at the perfect sentence... Sigh!

6 comments:

The Arc:-) said...

This mean, i mean, super. Sema sense of humor:-) Spontaneous too:-)
gethu po;-)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ arc

thankings yous :)

Moonlight n Magnolias said...

Chillax de... You are an awesome writer.. u'll get that lead.. dont worry! :)

Swetha said...

"Down a narrow wooded lane off haddows road..."

Uh... this ain't a horror novel...

This is the best one :P :P

finally u got one???

franc said...

Stop blogging n work on the lead :P

Kitty said...

I agree with Iyshu and may be with franc