Archive for February 13th, 2012

February 13, 2012

Now Is The Winter of My Discontent

by LimebirdCat

I’m at that point now in life where I’m nearly 30 and realising that I have not really done much or gone anywhere. I think I have literally spent my 20’s hacking away at the coal face to make a  crust and too much of life has passed me by in the meantime.

Now, to be fair, since I hit my 20’s in 2003, I have become a wife and a mother – the two most important things I would ever want to achieve in my life (two boxes ticked right there).

But if I’m being self-pitying (all woe is me!!) and selfish for a moment whilst I rummage through the box in my head that’s labelled ‘Things To Do Before I’m 30’, I find myself lacking in some areas.

February 13, 2012

Pseudo Broadway

by limebirdkate

One of the projects I’m working on is a novel about a struggling actress on Broadway. I wrote the first draft during a NaNoWriMo having done no research about Broadway or acting.

After reading it through over the weekend, I became afraid that my main character was unlikeable. I thought she might be too negative, too much of a complainer, and I didn’t think anyone could handle her for 300 pages.

So, I brought a sample to my writing group and asked them to focus on my protagonist. I explained the problem I was having and that I needed to find out if she works or not.

After I finished reading, Liz, the grandmother in the group, sighed.

It isn’t a good sign when she sighs.

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