Thursday, 18 January 2007

oops, I missed a day...

Sorry about that, folks... I meant to post. But it just didn't happen due to a combination of lots of web work to do, and not feeling too fab, due to a mild migraine... pah! And fretting, I suppose, about Buddies, which I still don't feel at all confident about, despite my supposed breakthrough thingoid.

I just have this feeling it should be darker, edgier, more innovative or summink... And it's not. It's just the usual PDC style, with a bit of vampirism thrown in... and thrown in v. haphazardly because I don't ****ing well know what I'm doing! It still feels like a mess and a hodge podge and even though I sort of start to like it while I'm working on it, I dislike it intensely when I'm not. It veers between between being a plotless wonder, and something that has far too much backstory and whatnot to ever work as short 25K piece... I suppose I got over confident, with IllMet having come together so well and fitted nicely into the wordlength, not really needing much backstory at all... I was spoilt with that one, which really wrote itself in places... and I just assumed I could do the same thing with this one-liner idea I had for a vamp book! Silly me!

Am going to have to stop now as Tilly has just arrived and is attacking me in order to encourage me to feed him! I may return later...

5 comments:

Val said...

I have every confidence in you, Wendy.

As for the cat situation, I've been nudged relentlessly all mornign for no other reason than that I am here. It's very sweet. And very annoying - especially when you're wearing a top that catched easily and the nudges are accompanied by clawings!

Portia Da Costa said...

Well, I've managed to do a bit more on Buddies... so all is not lost!

And Tilly has stopped gouging and clawing me now, and has gone to sleep for a while, thank God!

Madelynne Ellis said...

I'm sure Buddies isn't half as bad as you think, and will all fall into place when you're not looking.

Portia Da Costa said...

I hope you're right, Madelynne! At least I've moved it forward a bit today... I seem to have spent about three weeks rewriting and rewriting the same miserable 4K and never getting any further!

Anna Black said...

I can totally relate to how you're feeling, Portia. I feel that way too about my WIP. But we'll get through it, I'm sure.