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Archive for November 11th, 2010

This post may be mostly rambling about assorted things.

My inner editor finds it very hard to just write crap during NaNo. Every single chapter I write, I go back over it and check for typos, misspelled words, wrong word usage, plot contradictions, etc. I can’t help myself. I’ve always done it that way. The good thing about that is that it has to go through fewer edits afterwards.

I often wonder who’s right when people critique something I’ve written. I can remember when I wrote my first novel and was sending it out chapter by chapter to a couple of people to crit. One of them said I had too much description, the other one said I didn’t have enough description. So what do you do then? One of my biggest weaknesses is that I sometimes have too many thoughtlogues. I know you’re supposed to show instead of tell. I’m trying to get better at it. But there are just sometimes, when the MC is alone, that you can’t really show exactly what they are thinking. And I realized something yesterday. I’m reading a book by the well known author, Mary Higgins Clark. She uses more thoughtlogues than I do! So if her editors let her get by with it, why can’t I do it? LOL

I got two good ratings yesterday, one of See Me and one of Club Blood, on goodreads.com. It still amazes me how people can have such differing opinions. Good, bad, good, bad, it goes on and on. The bad ones don’t bother me like they used to. Especially when I have a 2 star review and that same reviewer gave J.R. Ward’s books a 2 star, too. Hahahahaha.

Okay, I’m done now.

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Day 10

Well, I let myself get behind on my word count. I’m not a whole day behind, but now I’m going to have to write more to catch up. Last night I just didn’t want to do it. It was all I could do to make myself write. I was only able to make myself write about 2/3 of what I needed to write. And tonight? Well, I just finished the chapter I started last night. Which was, basically, the other 1/3 of what I should have written last night. Grrrr. I didn’t want to write.

I think part of the problem is that I’ve been getting really sleepy. I need to start earlier in the evening. Or maybe I should try to get more sleep, so I’ll be more alert. Also, my story is kicking my butt right now. I’m much better at writing novellas than I am at writing novels, even though I’ve written two. Sometimes I just want everything to hurry up and happen in a story. I hope I have 50,000 words in me for this novel. We’ll see.

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