Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Write that, absolutely write that! Or not...

Crap!

Just got a call from mum giving me a heads up that the head of dept. has now read my thesis proposal and had decided my story lacks both plot and tension...

Well, that´s not good, especially when I think it has a pretty strong plot and HIGH tension... Obviously I haven´t conveyed that very well...

So, being a typical writer who has just been told my baby is ugly and brain-dead toboot, I'm headed straight into a tail spin - a defensive tail spin...

So, I start lamenting to Leah about it, and she hooks me up with the following youtube clip that really put it all in perspective for me...



This reminds me that for the past year, my mum has complained to me about how much this same guy wants to change her own story beyond recognition, even though he's never actually written a novel in her genre (or mine for that matter)... When he doesn't get it, he wants to rewrite it the way HE would write it.

I know there is a rather large market for my book. I know the readership (child bearing aged women) will get the tension. I know this market better than he does.

I can see I need to start the story differently, and I need to jazz it up a bit. I won't abandon the story though... This is my book that people will be divided on - obviously it's started already.

4 comments:

katef said...

oooh i want to read it more than ever now!

Sif said...

Cool, I'll keep that in mind - I will be needing "readers" to give me a bit of consumer feedback throughout the process...

Rae said...

Getting shivers... All is in place now ;)

HipbubbyMama said...

Yeah he's a man-of course he doesn't get it.(stupid git) All the more challenge for you now hey? :D

Teenagers and the failing parent...