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
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 I expect, though I'm no expert, that it means unprecedented competition from new/relatively unpublished authors like… Continue reading Writing update
After a weekend up north with friends, I come back to the work week with about 40 pages of edits and 1,000 new words.
I finished transcribing my new 1,000-word short story into electrons yesterday. I'm looking forward to making an editing pass through it soon and sending it out to readers for critique.
I spent this past weekend writing at the cottage. The weather for mid-late April was fantastic; warm and sunny without much wind. So nice in fact that I spent the bulk of my time writing outside near the lake with either a beer or coffee. During breaks I watched the ice breaking up out on… Continue reading Location, location, location
I'm back from a weekend up north and very satisfied with what I accomplished. First: I finished my short, short horror story. Now I need to transcribe it into bits and bytes. At least with this length that should be a minor task. Second: I made pages and pages of progress on a longer work… Continue reading Productivity!