Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Messin' with my mind

RIHC6v2 is getting too damn complicated. It's like I'm writing a gay international thriller in the second-rate Le Carre mode than a fun erotic-mystery-suspense piece, and it's all thanks to Antony and his need for duplicity. I have 174 pages of story that's just beginning to be understandable and which I spend WAY too much time explaining -- like, "See how clever I am to come up with this and then have a way for Antony to figure it out?" How silly.

Oh, great -- and now Antony's going to pout. Okay, not pout, just glower at me condescendingly. Apparently HE'S having fun. Me -- I went through the whole second book, yesterday, and got lost. And I friggin' wrote it!

I'm going to stuff the storage with boxes, right now, and try to figure out what the hell it is I'm doing with this story.

What's that old saying? "Pride goeth before the fall"? Hear that, Antony?

And yes -- I DO know I'm talking to myself. I'm not THAT far gone, yet. But at this rate, it won't be long till I am.


Michael said...

I'm sure it will be as excellent as usual. I think I got lost once reading the first volume but with a little backtracking I found my way. Looking forward to seeing how Antony gets out of his latest jam and (hopefully) back into the arms of his sexy boyfriend, Jake.

JamTheCat said...

Thanks, Michael. Here's hoping I can actually live up to my own hype.

Michael said...

You will. Being your self-proclaimed biggest fan may make me a little easier to please than most but you haven't disappointed me even once with your writing.

JamTheCat said...

Dude, you're gonna make me blush and that don't go with my once-red-now-strawberry-blond-and-getting-blonder-though-it's-really-going-white hair.

Thanks. All strokes are greatly appreciated -- wait, did I just say that?

Looks like I'll have to diss Herbert and put out a nice review of your book, because your writing is seriously good.