Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It's A Start

Boy did exhaustion kick in last night... then procrastination as I chatted with some friends on IM. I pretty much gave up on that word count goal around 2 when I dragged my butt to bed, shocked I had managed to stay up that long. Just goes to show how IM can do that to you. (g) It's the vaccuum of time suckage.

But true to my word, I pulled out pen and paper and wrote before falling to sleep. I haven't typed the words in for an official word count, but it has to be around 500-600 words. So yay, I made it after all. I even managed to read a few chapters before nodding off. It's probably one of the worst books I've read in quite some time, but I'm sort of fascinated by it in a "car wreck" sort of way. It's a book people have gone ga-ga over, so I'm just a little more than befuddled. Sometimes I wonder -- if the publishing world goes nuts about THIS kind of book, is it a world I want to be in? (g) Then I remember it takes all types... thank God. :)

3 comments:

Carol A. Spradling said...

Hi Jen,

Sadly, I was just thinking the same thing. I recently read a highly regardly person's blog where she praised an author and her writing, something I have never seen her do before. I sat back, ready to throw in my laptop. If this is what is considered top writing, I don't want any part of it.

I just don't get it. It really maked me reevaluate. Surely this isn't true of everyone.

Carol A. Spradling said...

umm, makes

Jen said...

Carol,

I sometimes wonder if these authors would gak at reading my books. (g) Especially since I have such a strong reaction to theirs. Oh well -- to each his own. Guess that's why there are SOOO many books out there.

Jen