Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Killer Character

I am writing a story for the National Literacy Trust website (see picture). A five part story to be read over a week in classrooms.

I'm struggling.

The idea is pretty good: a Russian billionaire, that I have based a character on, comes after me as revenge for my portrayal of him.

I have done 4000 words today. 1000 to go.

I've devoted the whole day to it (except a three-hour cycling and tennis break with my daughter). But I'm not happy.

It could be one - or both - of two things:

(1) that it is in the first person and I am not used to that

(2) it's rubbish


I will show my wife. She can cut through the **** better than anyone.