Sunday, July 15, 2007

Aww... cute Igbo song

Mmiri Maram (Beaten by rain, I think)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

So... *cough*

I guess I am writing ONE more story on Soompi...

My current story doesn't have that much drama and I want to write drama.

I am dropping one story so I am writing this one to make up for it.

It will be the first time I write two stories at the same time. I hope I make it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I was just reading the Bronte bio...

... on wiki and saw this:

The book attracted little attention, selling only two copies, and they returned to prose, producing a novel each in the following year.

lol... I love that they weren't discouraged. Yay!

Friday, July 6, 2007

It looks like people have been downloading Ebute Meta...

Bute Meta Meta Meta...

So I'm maybe about a 1/4 or 1/3-way into my last soompi fic...

... I guess it's a nice feeling to be ending my one year run on the site. I anticipate finishing the story at the end of August. The storyline has been finalized and all that so it's all about getting it all out of my head.

Compared to others, it looks like I'm quite a fast writer. It generally takes me about 2 hours to write and edit a 2000-word chapter. The actual writing of the first draft usually takes less than 30 minutes. Is that fast?

I don't know the point of this post. I guess I'm feeling a bit weird about it all... I mentioned it in my thread and now I get to read comments that make me feel both happy and sad at the same time. Oh well, I'll just accept my fate as a boring writer and move on. And I think I might not finish one of the stories. On one hand, I do want to complete it for the readers who've been left hanging but on the other hand, I don't feel like dealing with the aggravation and insecurity of it all. Plus I'll have to reread it to remember what it's all about. LOL I think I'm pretty much done. We'll see at the end of August.

Writing on soompi did teach me a few things about writing - things I didn't learn from Femi's Diary or my O.C. stuff which is: just because you like what you write doesn't mean others do. lol It's a sad state of affairs... other stories get recommended along with mine, they acquire new readers but I don't :( :) I have to realize it's more with my stories lacking appeal than anything else.

I'm probably one of the least read writers on soompi (someone once referred to someone with my readership level as a failure. Ouch) but I've managed to write quite a bit since I started writing there... I probably wouldn't have spent as much of my time writing as I have in the past year if I didn't post there so I've definitely gained something from writing there.

It of course also made me question my ability to capture an audience and I guess I've decided that I'm just too boring. But it's okay... as long as I can entertain myself and the few people who enjoy my writing, I guess it's okay. I'm quite sure I'll fail miserably if I attempt to be 'interesting.'

Plus it seems that 'cutesy' fics are out (even though I still see many doing well) and 'dark, mature' fics are in. And since I won't be writing the latter, I guess I really have to find my way out. Oh well.... And that's my whine for today.

lol... it's quite funny how much I whine about this. I wonder what I'd be like if this was actually my day job... well, I'd probably be broke. lol