Sometimes the Voices talk to much.
All throughout the day, every day, there is someone talking to me – most it is one of my three kids. Mom, mamma, mommy, ma, on and on until I can hear them even when they are not talking. Then I have other people talking to me – the voices in my head. Wait. That’s not entirely true for sometimes they are not talking to me, but rather to each other, I simply can always hear the conversation.
What can a simple voice have to talk about, you ask? Plenty. Let me tell you, when their lives are not being written out on a page they are yammering on about what happened, what they will and want to do. Sometimes they do more than talk about it, they act it out. Me, with my overly active imagination, can see and hear it all. It’s really quite funny. Think of it like baring witness to a story in the making where the writers are all sitting around a table and drafting out lines and parts for the characters. One makes a suggestion and they all discuss it, add it to, or – in my case -laugh at it and make the changes they want.
For example. There is this one voice – a male cat named Tyger and he can talk. At times he has a natural lack of tact and can be very sarcastic and crass by nature, especially to other males in the room. He has been going on and on about this other male character of mine and calling his latest actions imbecilic. Of course, this other guy – whom we’ll call ‘M’ – doesn’t like to be insulted, especially by a cat, and started to argue with it.
Their argument completely disrupted the train of thought of a female character of mine and she got upset. She and I have been trying to work on a scene that we’ve been stuck on for a week now, and were finally making headway until the argument. Now she is trying to break up the human and cat fight while I’m here trying to get back in focus, so I can write. I am writing now, but it’s not the writing that I should be doing.
Quiet, you three, can’t you see that I’m trying to concentrate!? Go argue over there. There. Not here, but over there. Yes. Thank you. That’s better. Maybe I will even post a tidbit of this writing, we’ll see.
Now, if only the Voices will give me a bit of peace, or work with me, so we can get this done.