Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm not happy

I have been looking at what I've written so far and I'm not happy.  It just doesn't look right.  The first paragraph of any story should grab you by the shoulders, look deep into your eyes and shout 'read me'.  This doesn't, it's more like a slap with a wet fish.

I think that it's back to the drawing board.  I might write a variety of openings, written in different styles and then decide which route I want to take.  Maybe you could help and vote for the one you like best, that at least would be democratic, but then again I might be an autocratic and just go with the one I feel happiest with.  

But before I start writing anything I have to clear up the mess the dogs have made of my address book....they have totally shredded the pages and god alone knows where they have hidden the cover!

My desk is a muddle of half chewed paper, files of hand written notes, various street maps of the East End of London, a Tesco voucher, a bottle of clear nail polish, a tatty camera case (the dogs found this as well) and an empty coffee it too early to open a bottle of wine?


J Hugh Thomas said...

Joyce, I think this is a great idea. You are braver than I am, that's for sure. Like you said though, why not? You might get a lot of free editing advice along the way too which could make for a better novel.

Best of luck.

Joyce said...

Thanks Hugh although I think that my family would tell you that I'm mad rather than brave!