31k words for Nanowrimo. I’ve hit my stride! The story has gone backwards more than forwards but its all part of the story, and I have my backstory scattered throughout almost 40 a4 pages of typing, but it’s being built. Just I wrote the pieces backwards. Eg I started writing the middle of the story first. No-one shall not get to read it as it is. ( unless you’re a literary agent – Kidding.. I would be very embarrassed to have it presented as such.) I might stick up an extract of bits I like that were easy to write because it flowed just to prove it exists!
I have no idea what genre it is anymore. Probably Speculative fiction ( which is different to Science fiction) hey if I put a werewolf in with my Android. It could be Urban Fantasy. I dare you to shape shift while wearing a space suit ( I don’t have space suits though – and no one knows that Ralph is an android yet.) Pete could be a Werewolf bad boy alpha male that hates androids and Kess the leather wearing tattoo’d sword wielding alpha female. ( I really ❤ Urban Fantasy – so I mock it tounge in cheek)
When I do look for real feedback – when I think it’s ready. I think I will need someone close enough to not think I’m a complete twat, further enough away that if they do tear my heart to pieces with their criticism I can take it on the chin, honest enough to tell me the truth, and willing to be constructive eg tell me what I did right, as well as wrong. ( I think that’s why people pay for manuscript assessment services.)
But this leads me to that I don’t think I have ever asked for feedback on the blog. ( and see how I just made you read drivel to actually get to something interesting) I’m not asking to be ripped to shreds, ( I do have ego, an Id and a very big superego) but as I was listening to how boring the chick next to me talking about her lunch was on the train while I was trying to write about my character finding her way down to the abandoned train station with a candle from the kitchen utility draw. I could not help but think how boring this poor girls world was if she could talk about her lunch for 1/2 an hour.
So if I get boring let me know eh..