Some folks’ need for boundaries is amazing to me. To see what I mean, read the comment by “Patrick R” on Dean’s http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/story-twenty-one/ and then Dean’s response.
With appropriate respect to Patrick R, I found the exchange hilarious.
I did a spell check of The Platinum Blond Perturbance yesterday after I finished it. Ugh. Even writing the promo doc for this one was like pulling teeth.
And there are people who spend months or years writing a novel? I swear, I think I’d shoot myself. Or at least go find something fun to do.
This morning I’m going to create a cover and get it out. I want this thing off my desk.
For some reason this one really annoyed me. This is one of those that I was tempted to let die a few times. Even now I’m tempted to just throw it away instead of publishing it.
Fortunately, in my mind DWS keeps saying “What right do you have to pre-judge what the reader will like?”
And doubly fortunately, that admonishment was borne-out the last time I wrote something that I thought sucked canal water from all 50 states.
Not surprisingly, I don’t remember the title, but it was a short story. And the day after I published it, a reader emailed me to tell me it was one of the best things she’d ever read.
Remember that, folks.
1. Writers really ARE the worst judges of their own work, not only when they think it’s good, but when they think it’s horrible.
2. Every value judgement really does come down to the reader’s taste. Period.
Well, Bryan finally got through to JobCorps at about 9, only to hear “call back in two weeks.” That’s what they said two weeks ago.
Well, I guess it’ll be what it’ll be. But I’m annoyed to say the least. The last WIP plus this has me wanting to do odd things. I’ll leave it at that.
Today, and Writing
Rolled out at 4. I kept waking up and then just lying there until I went back to sleep.
I spent the first two hours reading stuff online. Spent the next couple getting a cover done and getting The Platinum Blond Perturbance distributed and uploaded to BundleRabbit.
Went to lunch with my grandson, then updated HarveyStanbrough.com and StoneThreadPublishing.com with the new book.
Nonwriting day today.
At Dean’s place, “Story Twenty-Three plus stuff” at http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/story-twenty-three-plus-stuff/.
From The Digital Reader (http://the-digital-reader.com) a compilation of tweets chock full of URLs for you to research and read if you’re interested. See http://the-digital-reader.com/2017/04/22/paul-bibas-ebook-elibrary-emuseum-epublishing-news-compilation-week-ending-saturday-april-22/.
Fiction Words: XXXX
Nonfiction Words: 440 (Journal)
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Total fiction words for the year………… 239203
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The Daily Journal blog streak……………………………… 516 days
Calendar Year 2017 Novel Goal (15 novels)… 5 novels
Total novels to date (since Oct 19, 2014)… 27 (includes 3 novellas)