A short post, because of family busyness, and Game of Thrones is on soon. Made some nice progress today on the fan fiction exercise. Signed up at FanFiction.net and posted the first part of it there.
So, another day another small collection of words put to pixel. But it's all progress. Part of putting my writing life back in order is sifting through the abandoned structures of unfinished stories, and down the lane-ways of old ideas. Some of that could be recoverable. More of it should be plowed under. It's all… Continue reading Day 2
A person in a place has a problem
That person is me. The place is my basement, at the moment. The problem is getting back on track with writing. Looking back on my past posts, I've made this complaint before. So this is an extended problem. The best way to get past it is to just sit my ass in the chair and… Continue reading A person in a place has a problem
Another day in the writing life
Writing distraction Vacation planning, flight booking, errands, and watching TV with my wife, kept me from getting any writing done tonight. Writing success Well not tonight, but last night I added a bit on to my writing exercise (fan fiction).
A Day in the Life
Writing distractions today:Community again. Community season 1 and 2 are hilarious. At times cartoon-like, and at others amazingly poignant and meaningful. The range between Modern Warfare's hilarity and Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas are unlike other sitcoms I can recall. And so I watched three episodes tonight. Writing triumph today:Words. Actual new words. I'm allowing myself this triumph… Continue reading A Day in the Life
Over two straight weeks of productivity
I've just passed two straight weeks of writing. I've managed to get at least some time each day to either edit a short story, or write a bit more toward my novel. I'm hoping to keep up the pace, although part of it has been to dominate the leader-board on the writing tracking site I… Continue reading Over two straight weeks of productivity
So very, very close
I've worked the past 5 nights to finish edits on a short story, so far titled "Guardian of the Heart". Now I have just one last scene to rewrite and that'll be that. And right after it's done I can start edits to the novelette I drafted late last year.
He’s not dead yet
From the web site I use to track my writing progress, my output graph lately looks like a patient about to give up the ghost. I've only managed to get a hundred or so words once or twice a week for the past few months. But things are looking up! The patient isn't dead yet.… Continue reading He’s not dead yet
Sad lack of writing
It's been days now and I haven't managed to set aside the little bit of time I need to get even a small chunk of writing done.
Since my last writing-related entry I've finished first drafts for a short story and a novelette.Now though, as the pro market suffers a sudden bout of shrinkage I've been wondering how much effort I should be putting into it. I expect, though I'm no expert, that it means unprecedented competition from new/relatively unpublished authors like… Continue reading Writing update