Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dumb Disappointment

Yes, aces- I am disappointed in the winner of American Idol (is it just me or is that Carrie Underwood song HOTTT?) last night, but if you know me, you know that's because I thought Casey James should go away with the title- but alas, that's not the case- so moving on.
I was thinking about my disappointment and also thinking about the Flash Forward (finale I HOPE) that is coming on tonight. And I realized, WHO writes that show??? Or maybe I should blame the actors instead of the writers, but either way- the show is kinda whack. Just in case you never saw it- please check out this remixed version of one of the lines from the show.

Now, I ask you- why are some of us still struggling when we can write better material than this? My thought process led me to this question I would like to ask all of you- do you ever feel like you are dumbing down your writing in order to get published/sell your novel(s)?


  1. Sometimes I feel that way, but for the most part no. I mean, some words I trade for smaller ones in my MS for ease of reading. But I haven't gone further than that.

  2. No, definitely not. Maybe it's strange, but for me, getting published is secondary to writing a novel I'm proud of, which means aspiring to write like my favorite writers.

    But, perhaps, because I'm new, I am being wholly unrealistic. :)

  3. I completely agree with Sandy. While I would be thrilled to be published, if it's not something I'm proud of, none of it matters. I will not have failed so long as I complete a novel that I'm proud of.

    I stopped watching FLASH FORWARD when all the birds started dying. At first the show seemed promising, but slowly I just stopped caring.

  4. LOL, that clip was hilarious! I have tears in my eyes. As far as your question, sometimes I do think I need to go for something more commercial in order to get my foot in the door. I agree with everyone that you want to be proud of what you written, but I also would love to actually get paid one day doing what I love. It's a Catch 22--and I have no clue if I used that phrase correctly.

  5. Nah. It's more important to us to write a book that best represents us than to try to write a book that represents the market.