I am… at this VERY MOMENT, writing some more of Dragon Tail. Now, don’t think I’m slacking just because I’m on here at the same time. But believe me, it is EXTREMELY HARD not to do that. I’m on a frickin’ GAMING PC with TWO GRAPHICS CARDS…! And I’m WORKING on it!
Anyhoo, I’m just announcing that I am SO CLOSE to my word count target. I have… get this: 95,131 WORDS! That’s only 4,869 off my target!! I have NEVER, EVER written something this long in my life! It is about 149 pages of A4 long. That’s… SO FECKING BIG! It’s actually scaring me now. And I used to HATE writing.
Well, okay, "hate" is such a harsh word. What I meant was I HATE those stupid classes that claim they can teach you English. We KNOW how to speak English, and we KNOW how to write, so why do we need to learn English? I bet it’s meant to screw with your head, and when you do become a writer you write in such a shitty way that people who want to enjoy your story CAN’T, because it’s either overcomplicated, makes NO sense or has NO heart put into it. And a perfect example of this is Anne McAffery, the idiot who wrote the Dragonriders of Pern series. How long is this series? It feels about 900 books long. Some of the blurbs on the books make them seem like it changes NOTHING in the storyline, therefore wasting several hours of your life if you do decide to read them. And… which is the first one? So new people can start to UNDERSTAND what the CRAP is going on without going on Wikipedia and becoming even MORE confused? And the biggest thing: How the hell can people be so interested in the storyline? I mean, huge, powerful dragons, they could be fighting something else huge and extremely powerful, trying to stop it from destroying the humans who they protect. But instead, they battle… THREAD.
What. The. Fuck.
That’s… that’s not a very exciting name. Therefore the enemy is not exciting. Therefore the plot is not exciting. Especially if this same thing goes on and on and on and on over about a trillion books that never seem to end…
Now, to show you how much the stories suck, first let me fill you in about me. I love dragons. I VERY MUCH love dragons who are on the good side. I like good stories that are exciting and have a great plot. I hate stories that drone on for page after page about something that doesn’t really change anything, like the plot, the characters, or anything else that’s essential. I like stories that have heart and soul, and that feel like a lot of effort has been put into it. I like the stories to be simple and understandable, but not too simple that it gets boring. And what I TRULY want to see is some god-damned character development, so I can connect with the characters, and so I can imagine them even more.
Now you know that, let me tell you how far I got into one of the Pern books.
No joke. SEVEN LINES after starting to read the book, I started to skip pages to see if it got any better. I think it was about three pages until there was dialogue… that I COULDN’T UNDERSTAND PROPERLY. I think I skipped four chapters until I gave up? But the only bit of reading that I did PROPERLY were those seven lines at the start.
And as I said, I love dragon stories that have dragons on the good side. But, my God, if it doesn’t hit ANYTHING ELSE that I like, it’s incredibly crap.
Now all you people who like to ignore me, you go ahead and read Pern if you like. And all you people who somehow LIKE Pern, you go ahead and comment about how stupid and shit I am and that I have no life or whatever you retard nerds say when you get angry. I don’t care! In fact, it will be fun to laugh at you!
Great, now THAT’S outta the way, hopefully some people will listen and not fall into the trap of being an epic fail of a writer. Just becoming rich off writing without caring about how good your books are is TRUE EPIC FAIL. Greedy sons of bitches.
Right, now, back to Dragon Tail. It’ll be up here tonight, I promise! I’m sorry about the wait, as well.
Earkay, bye bye!