Re-find my Funny

My WordPress tag line used to be, looking at life from the funny side, but I changed it last week because everything going on in the world right now is no joke. My new tagline is unchartered territory because I suddenly find I have no idea where I’m going. It’s time to re-find my funny.

I started 2020 with newfound confidence and a steely determination to succeed in my writing goals. I’m over halfway through my second novel, a murder-mystery spoof, and was skipping and dancing my way down a road fuelled by purple patches with a finishing date of the end of April.  Then, somewhere around the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Italy, my bubble burst, and I lost my mojo.  Since then, I’ve been struggling to find my funny.

I don’t seem to have a problem mulling over the maudlin and churning out a dismal COVID-19 dairy, Life Under the Cloud.  More of a dispirited rant about how things got so out of hand so quickly.

In a desperate bid to re-find my comedic flow, I’ve started writing a 15-minute screenplay. Why? I wrote a skit on South Pacific when I was fifteen, which never made production, and I’ve never been drawn writing another script since but, what have I got to lose?

It’s about a row between a mother and her teenage daughter. What could possibly go wrong? I thought if I could generate some quickfire, rib-tickling banter between the two of them, then maybe, just maybe, it will help me get my waggish mojo back.

Published by Tessa Barrie

Blogger from Jersey, Channel Islands UK who believes life's too short to be niche. View more posts

3 thoughts on “Re-find my Funny

  1. Ha! Ha! I had turned into the preverbial wicked Step Mother, thankfully the boy went to visiting on Mother’s day. And is now stuck there. Love you really Charlie! x

  2. Claire 'Word by Word' – Aix en Provence, France – Lover of words, language, novels, stories, poetry and writing. Living in the south of France, teaching English, making people feel good with Aromatherapy, hanging out with two wonderful children who inspire me. Reading my daily dharma, writing reviews of books I read, appreciating life every day.
    Claire 'Word by Word' says:

    Hope you get your mojo back.

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