Hmmm, doesn’t seem I’ve posted a whole lot about writing lately. Is that because I’ve slipped and I’m not doing anything? Not exactly, and kind of.
My latest short story sits at 4100 words. It’s been sitting there for two weeks. As usual, it’s not going exactly as I had planned. Vernon Archer, the main character, just isn’t as sympathetic as I had hoped. So that’ll take some editing. Of course, sometimes I get caught up in editing before I’m even finished the story…which can be destructive in the whole process.
Now, some of the delay has been that thing called Christmas. Heard of it? Yeah, things were a little hectic. What with me being Joesph, Kari being Mary, and Cordy being Baby Jesus (and don’t piss her off, or just like in the bible, she’ll smite you with flying alligators).
Oh, and that Ipod thing has kept me plenty busy. Just, you know, fixing it, and stuff. Because I wouldn’t want to disappoint Kari. I don’t want her to think I don’t like it.
Anyways, I plan on heading back to the writing portion of writing today. Today I introduce the fiendish Doctor Penghoul to Vernon’s quest….
It amazes me that you even have time to write what with two young kids, your job and of course the house renos
Please to lay low for a bit longer so the rest of us look so lazy 😉
I understand what you mean about dealing with a character who is not very sympathetic — AND editing before the first draft’s down. Sigh. None the less, good luck on the quest….
Want to know the secret? Save the cat, save your story. Supposedly you have to make your protagonist save a cat in the first 15 pages to make him relate able. Save the cat, save your soul.