Friday, January 27, 2012

Better Late Than Never

Okay, I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I have an excuse.

Really. A bunch of them.

A couple of weeks ago I promised myself that I wouldn’t post again until I had finished revising my first chapter to the point where I could feel good about showing it to my wife and kids. Not completely finished, mind you. Just good enough to give them a feel for how the chapter would eventually sound.

Needless to say, it's not finished. (Though I decided to post anyway!)

My list of lame excuses excellent reasons for why I haven't finished:

1. The nasty cold (flu?) which knocked me out for about a week.

2. I'm a slow writer who only gets to write late at night.

3. Openings give me more trouble than anything. You need a fair amount of description to get your reader grounded, and I'm awful at descriptions. Seriously, I must have rewritten the first paragraph fifty times already and it's still not there. I wish this writing stuff would come more easily.

Anyway, I plan on staying awake this weekend until that chapter is ready. No more excuses.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Ken!

    Oh man. Good luck with that. I find that just finishing the story and then going back helps...but that's just me.

    Hope this weekend goes well!

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  2. Hi Ken, Great to know you are still out there. Every writer is different and advice is generally more about the advisor than the victim. If I don't feel it's going well I just bang down plain story - like eating a dry biscuit when you know you need a chocolate cake. At least then I've kinda got a skeleton to dress up when I go back to it. Best of luck.

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  3. Hope you're feeling better now, and good luck with the writing this weekend. You'll get there :-)

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  4. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone. Although if you've read my next post you'll discover that the weekend did not go well.

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