Saturday, 14 October 2006

I've won the pools!

Yes, believe it or not, I've won the football pools! But before you all get too excited, I'm afraid my prizewinning cheque is only actually for £27, so I won't be rushing out and buying any fast cars, mansions or yachts just yet. Still, twenty seven quid is better than no quid at all, so I'm ahead of the game already today... :)

I think my little win must have been a good omen too, because thanks to a suggestion from my angel of a critique partner, I've finally got a bit of direction on what to write next. She suggested I try a novella, 'cos they're shorter and not such a commitment, and I remembered an idea I had a while back, for which I already had a vague outline [very, very vague] and even a bit of text. Which isn't actually too bad, but I'm not sure about the POV/tense... For this story, short as it is, I think the reader needs to know the hero's POV, but, the stuff I've done so far is in first person present. [Can't believe this, actually... the text I have was written several years ago... and it's in first present... long before Mr Stone was even a twinkle in my libido!!!] Anyway, I think the thing should be in third person, past... but the first person stuff is very immediate. So, I have a question... or questions...

If you're a writer, have you ever written in two first person viewpoints? And if so, did it work to your satisfaction? And did reader feedback indicate that they thought it worked too?

If you're a reader, have you read any books written in dual first person lately - or ever - and did you like that way of doing things? Did it seem natural... or weird?

I'd really like to hear some opinions on this one, and would be very grateful for feedback.

In other news, my results for the How Gross Are You? quiz were not faked! I really am that disgusting!!

And finally, as there hasn't been much chocolate news in this new blog, here's a recommendation....

Tesco's Finest Swiss Plain Chocolate with Espresso Filling.... it's bloody fantastic! Get some!


Val said...

Your pools, my euromillions - we're on a roll!

Can't recall reading anything in dual first person voice, so I can't help you there.

Does Wide Sargasso Sea have it? Can't remember.

ann said...

I love Tesco's finest Plain Choc with Orange... cheaper and just as nice as Green & Blacks's Maya Gold... but espresso sounds good to me... chocs & coffee go together

congrats on the win... don't spend it all at once

Wendy Wootton said...

Us big winners should buy a first class ticket to America and visit Vincent! We could take Ann with us too... :)

Mm... Maya Gold! Me like!