Saturday, April 21, 2007

Oh know, novels are shit hard to write. I'm switching to short stories. Yeah, like they're any easier. What the heck have I gotten myself into? Did I think I was really going to become a published writer?

Well, I can still hope.

The Bar Chor Mee man...arguing about tur kua...hee hee hee...CCTV...

There needs to be more political satire in Singapore. Come on, all your Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts!!! Come out and make all the politically apathetic S'pore youths care!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Origin" update:

I am no longer writing a series, even though I originally had FOUR parts. Here's what happened:

1) Parts I and II were combined to make something longer and stronger. Feedback so far from people close to me is quite positive. Thank you, Alice Orr, for that wonderful suggestion.

2) Part III was too comic-book like, and was probably something I just had to get out of my system. I think it's well-written, but too cliche, and "out of trend" with what I was trying to achieve with the previous parts. I've decided to consider this part as completely unpublishable, but the history and background of characters established in highly useful for my purposes.

3) Without Part III, Part IV is useless. The material in Part IV is wholly useable, though.'s the lowdown:

1) I now have a standalone novel, and I removed the original cliffhanger I wrote in January 2007 (though I must admit the cliffhanger was pretty awesome).

2) I am writing a second novel based on ONE (and only ONE) character from the above. There are few connections, it's completely different in style, and I'm almost starting from scratch. I am going from a thriller-type novel to a historical one.

Wish me luck...In 3 months' time, I may not be able to write creatively for 8 long years. Sigh...

Monday, April 16, 2007

Cross those fingers people...

1) Maybe I'll be a Hollywood scriptwriter. Shooting's supposed to be in June. Can't wait to see what my writing looks on-screen.

2) Sent out some queries last week to agents. Queued up with the last-minute folks trying to mail off taxes. So clever, huh? What a waste of half an hour...Moreover, my queries right now are cold. I'm just hoping I get the rejection letters sooner rather than later, so I'll know that it's time to just move on. Sigh...

Seriously, Publishing Fairy, where art thou???