I don’t know about you, but I always seem to get the same feedback on my writing: your character isn’t likeable. I’ve started to detest that word. Likeable. What is likeable anyway? Someone who has no opinions? Someone who’s nice to everyone? Charming? Suave? Friendly?
I promised myself, back in January when I redid my goals for the year, that I wouldn’t read a book I gave less than three stars to. I’ve officially failed that goal thanks to this book, The Furies by Mark Alpert. I thought I was getting fantasy. What I got was science-fiction.
The editing process can be grueling, taxing, and all around awful. I speak from experience. What you think will be an easy fix winds up being hours and hours of torture. Did I say torture? I meant agony. But unfortunately, it’s something you have to get through if you want to get that book finished and hopefully on its way to published.
I’ve been back almost a week, crawling back into the work routine. All was going fine until I woke up feeling exhausted yesterday morning. What is it about Wednesdays? Anyway, this week has been a lot of catch-up both at work and at home (okay, not so much at home. I’ve spent most of it watching Avatar The Last Airbender). I figure, after spending so many months working nonstop on the house, I deserve a break, right? Except that wallpaper isn’t going to take itself down.
I’ve got to get back into a good routine. Watching Avatar is all well and good (because it’s an amazing show) but if I’ve got hours after work, I should use them more productively.
I could write! Hey, what a novel idea (was that a pun? You bet your ass). Easier said than done, though.
I could edit! Another laborious task that, while necessary, is not always (read: never) fun.
I could work on the house! There are still a million things to do, but things that could be accomplished in an evening? Perhaps.
I could read! I need to reread a few things.
Or, you know, I could do absolutely nothing for a while and be unproductive, because that’s okay too.
I made a post last year, some time after my birthday, about what I wanted to accomplish by the time I turned 30. Welp, we’re one year closer to 30 so I thought I would check in and see if I did any of those things.
So I’ve had Scrivener about 2 years? Maybe 3. I can’t quite remember. But I’ve never done a review on it. So I thought today would be as good as any.
It’s May 10th! What does that mean? Deadpool is coming out today. I’ve been waiting for this a while, let me tell you. If you haven’t seen Deadpool, it’s definitely not your typical superhero movie. He’s more of an anti-hero and the first Marvel movie to be rated R.