Just Another Struggling Writer

The lamentations of yet another person struggling to write a novel.

Fiction Friday; Obsidian Tower

This Week’s Read: Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Percent Read: 20%

Thoughts So Far: So far, I’m not super into this book. The beginning felt exceedingly rushed. We went from meeting the main character to experiencing a life-changing crisis for her without ever getting a real sense of the “opening snapshot.” Additionally, there are way too many details about the setting thrown at us and absolutely no duty of care given to them, because we are being throttled along to the inciting incident with undue haste.

It also does not bode well that I am now this far into the book and I still can’t really tell what kind of story it will be. There are some interesting elements but there hasn’t been direct focus on any of them, so I don’t know what to care about yet. Additionally, I want to like the main character, Ryx, but I feel like she’s not been given a chance to shine. There is too much happening already and she’s being pulled in so many different directions, that it feels chaotic to read her point of view.

One thing I am enjoying is Ryx’s bisexual energy. The first several paragraphs from her POV read masculine to me, so that plus her in-text bisexuality gives me a lovely mental picture of her.

Welp, time to get back to reading if I want to stay on schedule. Until next time, friends!


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About Me

Kerry Share’s love for writing started, as it so often does, as a love of reading at an early age. At age 11 she wrote her first short story, a Harry Potter knockoff of dubious quality, and her love for creative expression was born. Throughout her teen years she continued to foster that passion through derivative work, and at 23 she turned her eye to original fiction.

Now in her thirties, having taken a break from creative endeavors to cope with an ever changing life and landscape, she is determined to make her dream of a writing career reality.

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