Ok so I said in the last post that I found some enthusiasm thanks to someone elses writing. Well that’s true in part, I didn’t loose enthusiasm but as the witching hour approached last night enthusiasm definitely wasn’t something I had. After three hours sleep the previous night, kids home on holidays and about 4000 words written for the day I was kind of tired.
However let me not take away from the original statement. There is writing by another who has inspired me, enthused me and excited me. I’m not going to name the person, I’m not going to reblog their work and I’m not going to use this post to openly praise them. I have my reasons for this but the main one is they don’t need me to do it, they have more than enough praise from other people. Whether I write the same genre as this person or not doesn’t matter, I wish I could write with the hooks they do, the suspense and the ability to lead a reader on.
Although I’ve written several novel length books, so I know how to write a long story, when it comes to writing and reading serial posts I lose interest fairly quickly. I’ve written a number of my own and each one has stopped purely because I thought I was running into a brick wall with the characters. Some of my readers may disagree (they might not too) but I just felt that the characters were running out of things to do so I stopped them.
The poster mentioned above does not have that problem, it may take days between serial parts but each one is compelling and drags the reader in. The skill it’s written with blows me away, each serial episode could be complied and be the making of a full length novel, I kid you not! Many years ago I used to be a (short lived) band manager, if I was this bloggers manager I would be telling them to get the posts offline and market them as a complete book because people WILL pay for it.
Given the difference in genres between my writing and this blogger’s writing I’m not sure how many ways their writing will influence mine yet (I have a number of old ladies following my writing and I don’t want to give them heart attacks) but it WILL. In some ways it already has I have another outlet for my writing where I do get similar types praise to the blogger in question, regulars hanging for the next episode, constant praise etc but it’s not the kind of writing I want to share on WP.
What I have proven to myself though is that it doesn’t matter the genre (there’s always psychos who want to have sex with you in email…oops I digress) there is something to be learnt from EVERY genre and EVERY writer and those lessons can often be transferred across genres.
To that person, who may or may not read this because they don’t follow my ramblings, I thank you for the new found enthusiasm that you’ve given me, it’s the best christmas present you could have given me. Keep up the great work and if you want a manager call me on 5683 9687 974 ext 8464 🙂