You will not read my masterpiece of crap.

I spent some time yesterday reading through the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel.  And, ugh.  It is terrible!  I don’t even know if it is salvageable, which is to say that I doubt any of you will ever be reading it.  I think I’m learning that I’m not a fiction author.  It’s not that I don’t have the imagination, I just don’t have the guts to put any of it down on paper.  And I’m not smart enough in anything or willing to do the research to be a non-fiction author.  Which pretty much means that this is it, this blog here.  I’m a blogger about nothing and it’s time for me to accept it, or embrace it, whichever feels better. 

And thanks Arek for taking a look at my code and unveiling the first of hopefully just a few shortcomings of WordPress.

2 Responses

  1. a novel written in a month is supposed to look unsalvageable, but if you did it in a month, you should be able to make it good even if it takes more than a month but I think you can.. I guess re reading it and trying to improve it as you read should be impossible, but there must be a novel there at least if you view it as a whole, so maybe working from that angle, focusing on what the whole should be, and not on what each sentence should be, you might detect what you need and use whatever you can to fit the actual novel that you intend to exist, even if you have to delete a lot and add a lot…

    hmmm… maybe these amateur attempts of “tips” are inappropriate from someone who writes a tenth of what you write, but the general idea is that i dont doubt you could be an excellent fiction writer..

  2. Ha, no trust me, your tips are always welcome. I am feeling better about the first draft at this point as I think the overall idea is pretty decent. I’ll keep you updated, in fact, I’m sure updates will be unavoidable!

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