It's Not Our Fault

DaveK's picture

Did you ever notice how what you write is not as good as it was when it was still in your head. In your head the ideas are great, the prose and dialogue sparkle and you can't stop thinking about it.

Then you write it down. As soon as it hits the paper or screen it turns to crap. The idea is one you've seen many times before, the words seem as if they were written by a sub-literate monkey who learned English as a third language. Well I think I know why.

It's a font problem. That's all that's changed. The ideas and prose are the same as in your head but the font on the computer screen is messing it up. I'll be spending the rest of the week searching the internet for a font that accuratly reflects what is in my mind. I've heard good things about wingdings.

I've started to thinking about the second story in my Write1Sub1 quest. So far I have an encounter between humans and aliens in deep interstellar space. More to come.