Monday, 4 May 2009

The "Oh My God, I Don't Want to Write This" point

I've reached that point. Everything I write is rotten, crap, etc, etc, etc.

I should through the story away.

I should start something else.

An amateur would.

And that's what stops me.

Writing is hard.

Writing is work.

But ultimately, writing is worth it.

I just have to keep reminding myself that I'm actually closer to the end than I am to the beginning.

If I keep that in mind...

...Then I won't be an amateur.

I'll be a writer.

A real writer. Goddammit.

I am a real writer.

Hell, yeah.

Friday, 1 May 2009

The Poll and Other Things

The Poll results are in.

15 people voted for pocket watches.
11 people voted for brass goggles.
2 people for a ray-gun.
2 people for a baseball cap.

I guess some people don't come here for the steampunk. They must just like me.

I'm taking the poll down, putting another up.

Also, I've started a new blog - it's more of a private life journal et al, so I won't be linking to it from here. At some point in the next week I'll do housekeeping on the blog and make sure all the links are up to date. A few blogs will be edited off the blog roll.

I have a fan-fiction steampunk piece. It's a little like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in that it uses fictional characters from long ago; these characters include Peter Pan who will be copyrighted forever under British Law.

I might do something with that.

Finally, I won't be blogging unless I've wrote 1000 words on my novel. It's been ages since I did anything on it.