Derry, Northern Ireland

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

OT's getting meandery...

It's irritating, but I wrote on OT for three hours before I realized I'd lost the thread and forward motion of the story. Jake's making too many connections and too much is happening too easily, but I'm too zoned to deal with it.

Suddenly I want to watch "The Big Sleep" (1946) again. It's got the most convoluted plot imaginable but still makes sense in the end. I read the book years ago, and that's the only way I learned Geiger's business was pornography. Kicked myself for not realizing it when I first saw the picture, considering what Carmen was doing in Geiger's home, but was on TV and had been chopped up.

It's late. Doesn't help my concentration. I may take tomorrow night off and get back to work on Saturday. See if I can figure out where I went wrong.

Doesn't help that nothing's happening with "The Alice '65". Apparently my attempt at writing a romantic-comedy is falling flat with the people I've sent it to. Four rejections, today. Looks like the only way the story's getting out there is when I make it into a book.

I need a beer.

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