Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Writing Right

Hello lovelies. Yesterday I was a very naughty girl and read most of the day instead of working. Husband told me he'd be shocked if I didn't read and that he wanted to start reading when he got home from work, so I obliged him and focused on finishing. ;)

*Oh, and don't worry, I won't post any spoilers for those of you who are still reading the book*

I thought it was fabulous. (You do know I'm talking about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, right? Right.) She ended it perfectly; I couldn't imagine a better ending. Happily, I was right about quite a few of my predictions, though I was equally happy to be wrong about a few of them. I'd love to hear what you all thought of the book when you finish. Leave me a note in the comments, which can be a spoiler-zone.

As for my writing....Oh, the troubles I have, the sorrows. I seem to be fighting an uphill battle with my novel every week. I like the story, I like the characters, but I can't get the writing right. Two narrators share the burden of telling the story, and I think I've just discovered the problem: The story is about Narrator 2's discoveries about Narrator 1, yet Narrator 1 is so much more intriguing than Narrator 2. She's stealing the show. The entire story is about Narrator 1, in a sense, but the crux of the novel is Narrator 2 uncovering that story. Yet Narrator 2 is just not as interesting as Narrator 1, so I need to find a way to fix that. Without Narrator 2's discovery though, the idea is just a little too bland.
Well, I'm off to wrestle more words into acquiescence. Wish me luck.


hellojed said...

Good luck Angie! Glad you enjoyed the Harry Potter book.

Rebecca said...

hello angie - I found your blog from a comment on Jen's blog and thought I'd drop in and say hi.

I like finding other 'writers'! :)

Good luck with the self-torture..um..I mean, writing!

Angie said...

Thanks, hellojed.

Rebecca, thanks for visiting my blog. I have to admit, I've wandered over to your blog via common blogfriends and wanted to say hi but was feeling comment-shy, so I really appreciate the nice comments!
Writing is torture of the worst sort - I can't stop doing it, but I struggle every day to get it right.

Helen said...

I loved it too. I loved the ending, it was perfect, I was dreading finding out that she'd done a really crappy one. All credit to her..I daren't say what happens here incase someone comes across it by accident like I did with last season's Lost!