Sunday, 23 November 2008

So, still no reviews...

...I will have so much to catch up with in the next months! I'd like to say that I have being writing like a mad thing, but sadly I've actually slowed down a lot. First I got discouraged by reading The Goose Girl. The writing and the imagination was so superior I just couldn't bring myself to love my story anymore. So then I decided to put The Goose Girl down for the moment. I tried to read only non-fiction while in writing mode, but fiction just lured me to it again when I was innocently browsing a library shelf. I ended up taking out "How I live Now" by Meg Rosoff, and man, that was good! And thankfully I didn't compare it to my writing that much, because the genre is so different. The ending wasn't what I hoped for, but still the characters, the style, and the story itself was worth it.


Now I'm reading a book that's not published yet. It's called The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison. It could be chosen as Kids Book of the Month in our shop and our buyer wants to know what we think of it. So far I'm liking it even though nothing has happened yet. There's nasty fairies, and a girl who can see them, and a mysterious ancient house, and an old gypsy woman living in a caravan in the forest. And some children disappearing. It sounds very promising, doesn't it?
Anyway, today I should get lots of writing done. But I'm scared because I got to a very important part, maybe the key scene for the whole story, and I've thought about it so much and put so much expectations on how it should be that now I'm intimidated by it! So instead I've been "researching" without actually writing anything :P
Maybe I should stop thinking how important it is and just write it! I can always edit it later...hmmm. Easy to say...

Ok, I should get going and stop procrastinating!

2 comments:

Trish said...

I used to write a little bit of poetry--until I started studying it, so I know what you mean about The Goose Girl. Don't let your key moment scare you! Write it and love it! you're right, you can always edit later...

Nymeth said...

Back when I used to write I'd compare what I was writing with what I was reading too, and it was pretty daunting at times. But on the other hand, it's great books like that that inspire us to try harder, to be better, to demand more of ourselves.

I mooched How I live Now recently and I really look forward to reading it. Good to hear you enjoyed it!