Saturday, December 03, 2005


I'm going to be very egotistical and vent. Most other people get to do it.
A book that has been recently published, a first novel by the young author, is receiving rave reviews. I am very glad for the author and obviously wish all the success to everyone. However, what pisses me off is that I couldn't make it through the first chapter - I found the setting fascinating, but the writing very amateurish to the point where it turned me off the story.
Strangely enough, this only motivates me to write more. Even though I know I am capable of producing crap, I can also produce something decent, and I feel I am able to write better than that amateur tone that turns me off. Writers have it beaten into their heads that 'the chance of publication are small - the chance of success even smaller'. When I see what is being touted as good, and I have seen work from unknown writers that I feel is better, it is encouraging me not only to write but to encourage my friends even more.


(Maybe I'll have some time next week for writing. *mumble mumble*)


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