Three, count them, three posts! Ah hah ahahah hah

Posted by Sherry Roit on Friday, September 30, 2011


Oh my goodness. I'm just so excited, I had to share.

I AM WRITING AGAIN. I don't think (hope hope) it's premature, this revelation. I don't think I'm going to do a few words then stop. Two days in a row, I'm writing. Is it a LOT of words yet? No. But what mattered today, was that I started to get excited. I started to get lost in it. AT WORK. Had to stop for a client.

This is a big deal!

Now, I know a lot of you are waiting for the last Paris Immortal. It will be done one day, my darlings. I cannot leave it unfinished, no worries. But right now, I am in a different mood, and the book that's getting love is GRIMALKIN MANOR. I do so hope that you will give it a chance when it's finished, especially if you like more straight up horror. I still adore characters and am doing my best to give you someone to relate to, some real people, but it's a stand a lone and...well. Meant to be horrible! (So to speak. Heh.)

No handsome, dangerous vampires in this one, okay? Don't worry. I will always love my vampires and they will always pop up somewhere, I'm sure.

And...I think that's all I had to say, for the moment, other than...yes. Good things afoot, as per my last entry. I think it's all going to come together nicely. I mean, I read what I had written of GM so far, a few nights ago. Read it aloud to myself, after not looking at it for weeks and weeks. I think I'd had a crisis of confidence. We are our own worst critics, indeed. Much to my everlasting surprise (and boy did it feel GREAT) I finished and thought: Wow. This is good! Finish the damn thing! 

Do I think I'm the best writer in the world? No. And I'm not trying to toot my own horn. But damn it, I've realized it's okay, once in a while, to say "yeah, that's good" and be proud. I don't know what happened while the book was languishing in WORD, perhaps writing fairies came along and sprinkled dust on it, but dang. I think it's pretty darn good. After editing, it might take a step closer to great. If nothing else, I think it'll be a cracking little read.

We shall see.

Now, on a writer-ly note: When Uncle Stevie said the road to hell was paved with adverbs, I think we took that a bit too literally. Yes, they are weak as dialogue tags. Yes, there is often a better way to say it in narrative without them. But sometimes, they are useful. Sometimes, it's the best, most economical way to say what you are trying to say. And sometimes, the fewer words, the better.  
 


So use them wisely. But don't make her speak quietly, when she could whisper. Don't make him yell loudly, when yell is self explanatory. Mmkay?

Any questions? 



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Three, count them, three posts! Ah hah ahahah hah

Posted by Sherry Roit on Friday, September 30, 2011


Oh my goodness. I'm just so excited, I had to share.

I AM WRITING AGAIN. I don't think (hope hope) it's premature, this revelation. I don't think I'm going to do a few words then stop. Two days in a row, I'm writing. Is it a LOT of words yet? No. But what mattered today, was that I started to get excited. I started to get lost in it. AT WORK. Had to stop for a client.

This is a big deal!

Now, I know a lot of you are waiting for the last Paris Immortal. It will be done one day, my darlings. I cannot leave it unfinished, no worries. But right now, I am in a different mood, and the book that's getting love is GRIMALKIN MANOR. I do so hope that you will give it a chance when it's finished, especially if you like more straight up horror. I still adore characters and am doing my best to give you someone to relate to, some real people, but it's a stand a lone and...well. Meant to be horrible! (So to speak. Heh.)

No handsome, dangerous vampires in this one, okay? Don't worry. I will always love my vampires and they will always pop up somewhere, I'm sure.

And...I think that's all I had to say, for the moment, other than...yes. Good things afoot, as per my last entry. I think it's all going to come together nicely. I mean, I read what I had written of GM so far, a few nights ago. Read it aloud to myself, after not looking at it for weeks and weeks. I think I'd had a crisis of confidence. We are our own worst critics, indeed. Much to my everlasting surprise (and boy did it feel GREAT) I finished and thought: Wow. This is good! Finish the damn thing! 

Do I think I'm the best writer in the world? No. And I'm not trying to toot my own horn. But damn it, I've realized it's okay, once in a while, to say "yeah, that's good" and be proud. I don't know what happened while the book was languishing in WORD, perhaps writing fairies came along and sprinkled dust on it, but dang. I think it's pretty darn good. After editing, it might take a step closer to great. If nothing else, I think it'll be a cracking little read.

We shall see.

Now, on a writer-ly note: When Uncle Stevie said the road to hell was paved with adverbs, I think we took that a bit too literally. Yes, they are weak as dialogue tags. Yes, there is often a better way to say it in narrative without them. But sometimes, they are useful. Sometimes, it's the best, most economical way to say what you are trying to say. And sometimes, the fewer words, the better.  
 


So use them wisely. But don't make her speak quietly, when she could whisper. Don't make him yell loudly, when yell is self explanatory. Mmkay?

Any questions? 



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