Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wish for time and piss it away.

Sorry been away from a comp for awhile… but that’s not why I haven’t been posting, it’s the reason I have visited your Blogs lately—I think I have caught up thou.

My mind has been in a creative tomb, desire has vanished from my sails; I lay motionless on a flat sea praying for wind.

I’ve been too busy to set down and work myself through it, so I just bagged writing anything all together.

I feel the push to get back to it, so I left work early and going to spend a few hours and see if the muse has come back.

Just being “too” busy is an excuse, and I convince myself it’s a valid one every day.

Hopefully the wind has changed and my sails will be full.

Since you’ve stopped by let me ask you this:

How important is the first paragraph to you, weather its writing or reading?

To me it really doesn’t matter, the whole piece of work needs to be just as good for the book to be good. But I heard a few opinions that it needs to be stellar, so what do you think?

Thx for stopping by and for any comment you might leave.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What'cha ya going to do?

Haven’t been writing "too" much lately, reading has gotten in the way.

I just finished a few Stephen king novels, the stand and under the dome, also I just finished the second book of the hunger games series, in fact about 2 minutes ago and about to start on number 3, mocking jay.

Every time I sit down to revise my work, I find myself longing to read and end up doing so after just a few minutes.

If I ever want to get done I need to stop reading so much, maybe after “mocking jay” I’ll make a goal to finish and set my prize at a new book to read.

The good thing about reading is it helps you see what to do or not to do… it gives inspiration and hope when you read something that is horrible and you’re sure your doing better. It gives you a sense of how a good book should feel, read, grow and finish.

The bad thing about reading is how much time it takes up—time that I have very little to spare. Also it begins this deep yearning to read more, find that next great adventure, soon you’re reading and not writing.

I guess after this rant what I am trying to get at is this: how do you separate your writing time and reading time?

One other question that just popped into my head, if you don’t mind answering, is this: is there such a thing as to much tragedy in a book you like to read. I hear more and more you need to be a sadist when it comes to writing, make you chars suffer.

Now I do agree there needs to be hardships, but there must be jubilation as well, at least enough the reader can relax and connect to the true sense of the characters.

Thx for any comment you might leave. I just can’t post that often, normally I only post when I really need help. I don’t want to bore the wonderful readers of this blog with trivial stuff—stuff I normally write on a daily basis.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Who would like my book?

Lately I’ve been wondering if my book will entertain readers the way it does me.

I mean when it really comes down to it, I don’t know, I guess I will never know… unless I get published and my book sells millions of copies.

For you unpublished writers out there, what keeps you writing? What do you see in your work that makes it all worth doing?

Sure I get the whole “I have to write” mentality, because I suffer from that myself.

Do you wonder if your book has what it takes?

If so, what keeps you going?

My book is written to appeal to a very select group of readers… and that scares me.

All I can hope for is there are a ton of people who like what I like or my writing career will be short lived.

Do you ever feel this way, or do you push on with the hope your work is destine for greatness?

I have no doubt I will complete my book and pursue it to be published until I die. But sometimes I wonder if it really has what it takes to appeal to enough people to be a success.

I really don’t know what I am trying to get at, but hopefully you get the point… and any comment you might leave will help—thx.