The Life of Bon: I'm not writing on my blog tonight

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I'm not writing on my blog tonight

Instead I am writing my book.

I wrote 60,000 words of the book in third person.  Then I had people read it.  They told me my writing was blah, my narrator was boring, and the pace was at a deadly crawl.

So I switched to first person.  I wrote two chapters and had people read it.  (I learned from my mistake the first go around.  Don't write 100 pages before asking someone if it is working!)  They said my narrator was bratty, unlikable, judgmental.  Too much inner dialogue.

So now I'm starting from scratch for the third time, trying to pull a funny and strong character from out of my head somewhere.  If I can find this character's voice I can write the book.  Why is writing so hard?

Forgive me for the next-to-nothing post.

Also, ever since I decided to blog only 3-4 times a week, I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off of me.  I don't have to write a post if I don't want to and you can't make me!  Or I can write a short post like this and it's good enough, folks!

Oh, and this is the second day in a row I have blogged without including a picture in the post.  Do you think the blogging Gods will kick me out of the blogosphere? 

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