Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Didn't Manage to Finish Quest the Second for OUT II

Where did the time go? I started pretty well with the Once Upon a Time II challenge and finished Quest the First. I decided to jump in and try for Quest the Second instead.

Turns out I was side-tracked and there's only 10 more days to the end of the challenge and I know I'm not going to make it.

Still, I did finally manage to finish The Prydain Chronicles after all these years. And I discovered Terri Windling and Patricia A. McKillip.

I'm going to throw in the towel and say I didn't manage to finish Quest the Second.

I think I'm done for challenges this year. I obviously suck at keeping to any schedule.


Anonymous said...

re this & your previous post, I'm SO IMPRESSED by how much you read. I'm sure it helps the writing/reasoning/risque sides of our lives too--SA prob just couldn't find enough serious readers to do a survey on--I'm being sourish here but have you any idea how many kids who feel they're ready to write great playscripts have only read what was on syllabus in school & never watched anything on stage?

darkorpheus said...

Ovidia Thanks for the compliment. But if you look at the bookish blogroll on my sidebar, you will be able to find a lot of bloggers who read more than me. I'm no big deal. More people should read - and read more. But I'm a small fry. :)

I think you have a right to be sourish. One of my friend in publishing told me how a lot of people who submit manuscripts for publication don't actually read. Some of them can't even string a proper sentence together.

It's the kind of arrogance that comes from ignorance. They are the proverbial frog sitting in the bottom of the well - who have no idea how much they fall short, or how much harder they have to work.

The ignorant kids probably think: drama is just people on stage talking. I can talk, so I also can write.