Archive | January 19, 2010

Reading and writing

I was really busy again at work so am writing this blog at home.  I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve done that in the last year.  Might have to look at getting another job if it carrys on requiring me to spend time doing what they pay me for rather than my writing, ha ha.  Although I didn’t have time to write a blog, I still found time to check Facebook pretty reguarly and read other people’s blogs.  Funny that!

A year!  It’s only a couple of weeks away from my one year anniversery of blogging.  I guess in the next few weeks I’ll talk about that a lot, so will leave it for now.

I’m being a reading demon this month.  We’re only 2/3 of the way through, and I’ve already read 2 1/2 novels and am 1/5 of the way through my next (plus I’ve read one online).  I hope I can keep this up all year, but I don’t think I’ll be able to.  When I’m reading a lot I have to sacrefice other things, you know, sleep, writing course, tv shows, etc etc.  Sometimes it’s worth it, well usually – I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t – but sometimes there has to be more to life.  Apparently. 

I’m a little torn on what to do about my writing course.  It’s seperated into Non-fiction and Fiction.  They recommend you do the non-fiction part first – in fact you have to unless you get ‘permission’ to do fiction first.  Although I really only want to write fiction, I was fine with this to start with.  But that was a year ago; Before I’d written a novel;  Before I spent 9 months stuck on one assignment.  Part of me thinks as I’ve written this novel and now I’m about to start editing it, the fiction part would be better for me now.  The other thinks I should do it how they suggest.  But I think they only suggest that because they want you to earn money from writing (articles etc).  I guess I do want to do that.  But that’s not why I want to do the course.  But it would be good.  See, I’m torn. 

I’m also a little torn about what to with ‘Italian Infatuation’.  At the moment it’s about 50k words long, perfect for a Mills & Boon book.  But I think there’s not enough focus on the hero/heroine relationship for a Mills & Boon book – there’s a lot more to the story as well as that.  I could change it to focus more on this relationship.  OR, I could keep the other bits and aim it to be another romance novel.  I don’t know.  I’ve got four people reading it at the moment, so when they’ve finished I’ll see what they think.

Night everyone.

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