Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Don't Look Now...

...But I'm finally posting again. Having a page of posts with no comments doesn't really drive one to continue a seemingly fruitless task, but what better way to procrastinate about writing a paper? I may be a writer, but character sketches are tedious for us all.

Back in June I finally got through my first edit of the soon-to-be award winning novel. Since then I've edited it through twice more and had several people read it over for me. The bad thing about friends is that friendship doesn't make them literary, and they tend to be bad people to ask to harshly criticize your work. But at long last I've had someone read it who actually had some constructive input, and said person is also a writer. That's a bonus. Hopefully in the near future I'll be pressing forward to edit once again with these new criticisms. It feels like I'm going to be editing forever. Revisions is definitely the doldrums of writings. Maybe I'm also subconsciously putting off the next step. It has to be done sometime (just not anytime soon). You should all wait, earnest and solemn, for the day my epic novel comes to a store near you.

Don't hold your breath, though.

And that's The Written Word.


Joe B said...

I love how you have your own catchphrase. You should copyright it and collect royalties.

The Writer of the Words said...

Right after my great american novel is published.