Hooray for me. I finished editing on my novelette. Now I need to do a proof read to see that I haven't added in any new issues or spelling/grammar mistakes. And then I'll try sending it out again to the handful of markets that accept that most awkward of short fiction lengths. If I'm honest… Continue reading Novelette editing pass done
I was able to sit down today and spend time editing a story today; a novelette that got me honourable mention in the Writers of the Future contest a few years back. I trimmed a lengthy opening down by pages and pages to get things rolling along faster. If I make enough trims, I might… Continue reading Day 23: Writing Progress
Tomorrow is a statutory holiday here in Canada on account of this: two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy And so I get to not go work, try… Continue reading Writing Anticipation
Do you write to music? If so what do you like when putting the hammer to anvil and smithing words? Something loud or soft, vocal or not? On whole, I like non-vocal music, and most often pieces from soundtracks. Since they're cinematic, they fit the mood I'm trying to put myself in. What genre I'm… Continue reading Music for writing
Breaking the chain of updates due to unforeseen events; one sick kid and one sick dog. Too tired and it's too late to put any coherent thinking together tonight. Feels like a defeat. Going to read a bit of On Writing before falling asleep.
As he hid in the back alley garbage bin, he wished he'd never told anyone about the jersey. Or maybe he never should have bought the damn thing in the first place.
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
Just to write something tonight. And it's weather-appropriate. "It's colder than a whore's heart out there," Hardy said, pushing the door against the frigid wind and stinging snow that blew through and scattered the playing cards across their table.
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).
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