I think it is time I introduce you to someone…
She is the little voice in my head.
Her name is Vanessa. I named her that because growing up when Renee and I played Barbies the evil Barbie’s name was usually Vanessa. (no offense to any Vanessas out there)
She came into my mind a long time ago and is still hanging around. Every time I write she shows up to share her two cents. She has been, at times, very cruel, but her most effective tool is distraction. Here is how our conversations typically go:
Me: OK…Time to write that love scene between Robert and Ariana…
Vanessa: *stifles a laugh*
Vanessa: Nothing..its just…a love scene? Do you really think someone at your writing level should attempt to write a love scene?
Me: How else would I show the romantic feelings developing between the two characters?
Vanessa: Suit yourself…
Me: ok……*stares at the blank screen*
Vanessa: Ooo! Did you hear the trailer came out for the new X-Men movie? Lets go check it out!
Me: Really?! -wait, I can’t do that. I have to work-get lost! Now…where to begin?
Vanessa: Actually I think its been about fifteen minutes since you checked Facebook. Better head over there and see if any one has responded to your new profile pic.
Me: Arrrgh! Leave me alone! OK …*flexes fingers* I just need to describe Robert…
Vanessa: Maybe we should Google every picture of Colin Farrel we can find and-
And so it goes with Vanessa. Do you have a voice inside your head? Any ideas on how to get rid of her? (humanely, of course)