Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

The NaNo Editor Blues

AAAAAAAGH! The romance novel-in-progress I'm going over this week is kicking my ass, mostly because I cannot identify with the protagonist.

Does the "modern woman" really think like that? Honestly?

... can I please either live somewhen else, or be not-a-woman?

I'm almost ready to scream and fling things, not because of the quality of the writing, but because of the subject matter. I need to call Darkside for an antidote to the superficial bullshit. Good gods. (The writing is technically excellent, but there needs to be a lot more Things Happening, rather than keeping it all as interior monologue. That's leaving aside the content, which leaves me running screaming.)

In contrast, of course, I must recall with fondness exactly how much I utterly enjoyed reading the pirate book for the story. If that's a story that the author considers poor to mediocre, then I'm utterly dying to read the one she liked writing.

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