Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thoroughly Unmotivated

Is it just me, or does this feel like Monday?  Hell, I woke up thinking it WAS Monday, so maybe that's why.  :shrug:  Either way, I'm thoroughly unmotivated today. 

Christmas?  Bleh.
Writing? Bleh.
Editing? Bleh.

You get the picture.  I don't feel like doing anything, and that includes flopping on the couch to watch TV or going back to bed.  How's that for limbo?  I don't feel like doing anything, but I don't feel like doing nothing either.  xop

Of course, it probably doesn't help that Sunday night I came to the conclusion that DLN needs a total rewrite from third limited to first person.  I even had the snazzy new beginning all planned out in my head as I lay there trying to sleep.  Then I fell asleep and by morning the plan was gone.  Stupid brain.  Anyway, I did manage to remember some of it, and I got the beginning rewritten last night, so it's not all crappadoodledoo. 

Okay, enough about me.  Time for a quick writerly question:

How would you feel about a book that's written in first POV for the most part but has a few choice scenes in third?  Or would it be one of those cases of 'if it's well-written, anything goes'?


  1. yep, if it's well written it could be terrific! I can't help you snap out of it. I've been like that for about 2 months now! I will tell you, don't let it take hold on your bound to end up like me!

  2. I think you have the right of it. If it's well written then you're good to go. I've read some first person books I loathed, while I've read others I've loved.

  3. LOL Kristen. Will do.

    What Kristen said, Jennifer. I think we both need a little snapping out of it.

    I think this is the right POV, Natalie. I'm just wondering if I can pull off a shift to third for some of the flashback scenes. I guess I'll rewrite it and see how the scenes work.