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Blog entries by Jupiter

  1. I suddenly had an epiphany about my disastrous tangle of a third novel last night. I mean, it should JUST be about my MC, right? It's basically her story, that's why I'm writing it. So... I should make it more about her, because out of 7K so far written, less than a hundred have included her. Which is probably rubbish. Look at something like American Gods, where Shadow is always present except...
  2. wow, it was harder than I thought to accept criticism, even on something that I think is really just scrap. Something I need to practise. I appreciate the point of the forums here but I can see that I'm more sensitive than I thought I was. I also wonder if I should be actually writing rather than writing about writing. I'm not sure right now. Hmm.
  3. I've been asleep for the whole of today (Saturday), and when I haven't been asleep I've been laying in bed, groaning in pain and reading His Dark Materials. I don't actually like it much, I would prefer a little bit more imagery, and I also find the dialects a bit annoying. I'm in a dilemma: I'm facing two choices in my life right now. Neither may amount to anything, I'm under no illusions...
  4. The last seventeen days have passed uneventfully, apart from the fact that I've written a 50,000 word novel for Nanowrimo, spent one weekend in Bristol and attended the most wonderful conference ever, spent another weekend the weekend in the Lake District, have taken some beautiful shots and had lots of extremely random conversations with strangers on trains and in my local supermarket. I also...