Thursday, February 24, 2005
Getting the words out has been a struggle this week. I think it's because I'm rapidly approaching my first big landmark (fifty pages) on this little novel writing excursion. I'm giving my dad the pages to read when I reach that point, and I'm nervous about that. I've become fully convinced in the last few days that my writing is rather crap. I recently finished reading a book (not the one mentioned in my last post) that, despite having made the NY Times Notable list, was full of cliches and boring plot points (what few plot points there were) and even though it was about a potentially very moving topic, it left me totally cold. I worry about this with my own stories. I tend to write about serious, emotional things, but my word choices can distance the reader, I think. Not entirely sure what to do about this because my style seems to be pretty well established by this point, but it's something I'd like to work on regardless.
Posted by Lindsey at 2:52 PM