a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Friday, January 7, 2011
working on work is not working
Love Christopher Waltz!I think he's an awesome actor and I'm dying to see Water for Elephants. when I read it a couple of years ago, I fell in love with the story. then when I heard they were making it into a movie I was a bit afraid of the casting until I heard he had signed on. did you know Water for Elephants was a NaNoWriMo novel? or they say it is. that could just be an urban legend among aspiring writers but it sounds good. and speaking of nano novels, mine is creeping by at a snail's pace. that's one reason I have been the most craptastic blogger ever. I've been struggling with finishing Blood of New Beginnings. I find it sad that I could write 50 k good cohesive words in 30 days but I'm only at 88k now in Jan. part of the problem is I tend to edit as I go. I have Text Aloud so I am constantly monitoring for flow. also, I have rewritten large chunks of it so I've probably written about 100k words. one thing I'm struggling with is the big epic fight scene. I've written around it as much as possible and soon I'm going to run out of things to write and be forced to do it. damn it. there's like a 12 page gap. haha. I wish I could just write AND THEN AN EPIC FIGHT HAPPENED but I don't think that would go over very well. I doubt anyone would pub it then.