I always get lost during creative writing posts. I’m never quite sure how to approach them, in terms of introductions. They’re always so random. With that in mind, I hope I discover some formula for it, or insight. But, not today.

The worse part is feeling like you’re alone. That no one else can possibly understand what it is that you’re going through. And, sure, my friends don’t really get the drive behind writing. It’s a passion. So, they aren’t supposed to. Just like I don’t understand the drive behind, I don’t know—drinking. But, somewhere between “I don’t know enough to care” and “I don’t care” is caring. Because they care enough to ask, even if they can’t possibly understand.

There are people who say that “everything is amazing,” all the while lying through their teeth because that’s the only way to keep their spirits high and if they don’t keep them inflated, then they fall off a cliff.

So, there was this balancing act. The one between telling people who cared enough to satiate them and then the complaining, which was sort of an overestimation of things that no one really wanted to listen to. Because, the words being spoken were more than anyone could possibly say and everyone understood, on a certain level, if they cared enough. And those were the people who needed to. Or who wanted to. Even if they wouldn’t or couldn’t say it.

Laying on his bed, Tobias stretched out on his back and stared at the ceiling. Curled up beneath the worn comforter, Josephine tickled him with her toes. Tobias paused his musings to consider her.

Where did she lay in the spectrum?

Thoughts: That first passage may have been a bit meta, in hindsight. Okay, very meta. It’s certainly meant to be. This is an except from a planned story.

Writing meta-commentary is hard. Because, it has to be written well. In that, it’s similar to exposition, except more obvious.  Exposition happens in every book, the question is whether or not you can hide it. Meta-Commentary is blatant and can take a reader out of the story.

It needs to be planned and in character. In that, I think it’s often more successful, because the reader knows to expect it.