And then you remember that you're writing a first draft and you shouldn't even be asking yourself those questions yet.
I had a moment like that last night. I'm one of those INTJ individuals who often can't get a clear read on my own feelings without consciously trying, which makes detecting the subjective impact of my story all the more difficult. It's hard to think about what I'm writing and feel the feelings it creates at the same time.
So last night, I was typing away at the latest scene in Catgirl Roommate, during which Sam attempts to take a shower and his catgirl companion takes notice. If you've ever tried to shower in the presence of an inquisitive cat, you might be chuckling right now. Unless you're groaning. That's all subjective.
While I was writing this scene, I asked myself the same obvious question I reflexively pose every time I write comedy: Is this funny?
I kid you not, it took me almost three full seconds after asking this question to realize I was already laughing. Out loud.
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