I hope everyone enjoyed the courtroom drama. I thought about putting up another post to finish things up, but then I realized there was nothing else to say. For one thing, the courtroom series was more for me than anything else. If you didn't catch on, the unnamed defendant was myself and the witnesses were main characters in my various WiPs. The purpose of the exercise was to do some characterization, to feel out my characters for a bit. It worked well I think, and I got a clearer idea of who these people are.
I've never been one for making lists. Sitting down and listing my character's favorite color or personality quirks is not my thing. I'd much rather put them in a situation and watch how they move through it. I also have a very short attention span, so I envisioned how my characters would feel knowing that I have put them to the side for a while. In their mind, they probably felt abandoned though in mine they are still a character I'll come back to. I also got some really awesome feedback from Kat that identified some phrasing I need to tighten up. Thanks Kat, I appreciated the insight.
What I mean by the title of this post is that my courtroom scenes have run their course and I don't really feel like writing more about it. I get this way from time to time, where I start a scene or story and get into it for a while. And then I'll come upon a place where I just don't feel like continuing. Either I don't like where the story is going, or I'm not feeling the characters. See attention span comment above. Yeah, it's a serious problem that my eons of life and experience has not eradicated. Okay, maybe not eons. Just a few decades.
Have you ever been writing a story and decided that it's over, before you really expected it to be?