I’ll explain that weird blog title lower down.
I’ve written almost nothing original in the fiction genre in months. I have stuff in my head to write, but it’s not getting written.
One reason is that I’m making so many typing mistakes that sometimes I have to rewrite the same sentence two or three times to get it right. (Hence the title.) The writing itself has become frustrating. I fat-finger the keys, or I skip words or letters, or I transpose the letters. In the previous two sentences I made three mistakes. I fixed them. Just for fun, I’m going to write out the rest of this blog and not go back and fix any of the errors. You may get a laugh out of it, or just an OMG reaction.
I’ve reached one of those dreaded spots where I don’t know exaxtly what’s going to happen next with the Lyng Swords Book 2.
I mean, I know what’s going to happen in just a little bit, but not in the exact scene I’m working on.
Okay, four days late and I have an idea. I’ll goforward with it and see if it’s what I want. The general accepted idea of writing is to write, get the story going, and then fix it in the second, third, or fourth draft. I know this, I’ve advised this, but I don’t follow it very well. It maybe because I’m a former English teacher, before that a college English major, but I jjust can’t seem to write crappy the first time just to ge to it. It feels wrong—almost sinful. But I’m going to try to do that this time anyway because I ned to get the story going again. I’ve invested too much in the first book to let it just croak over for lack of effort.
There is one section in the first novel that I really like. I copied it out to make a stand-alone story…or almost so. I’ll need to edit it some to get it to really stand alone. I was thinking aobut submitting it to a specific market, but the won’t accept nove excerpts. Shucks.
On the reading front, I’m still reading Dean Koontz. I just finished one of his longer books: The Face. The odd thing about it is “The Face”—a nick name for the handsomest and most successful actor in the world—never appears. It’s all about his son, his head of security, adeadly but very creative and intelligent murderer/kidnapper, and a sot-of ghost. All femalecharacters in this book are minor, in a supporting role or their to be a victim.
The book I’ve just started is the opposite: the primary character is a woman. Through the first several chaptere, she’s the only character.
Looking back on this now, I’m surprised.I expected more rrorrs. But stil, you can see the problem. I write a few pargraphs and then I have to go back and read it all with an eye for typos. It’s very frustrating,and has kept me from even trying. But I’m going to go aheas dndtry anyway.
And that is al for this edition. Be well, and please read.