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Monday, July 30, 2007

New story...s

When I get blocked, I change stories. Since this happens more often than I'd like, I currently have 3 going. Morganna's story, Sordid Little Games, and this still-untitled semi-scifi one. i spent the majority of yesterday cleaning and writing that last one, which I think is more a short story than anything else. I don't envision it as a longer one, despite the world-building that I've done for it. It just has that short story feel.

Here's hoping I can finish one, at least, and soon.

Monday, July 23, 2007

New story - untitled

What do I do when I can't get further than the first chapter in an already planned book? Write another one. It wasn't my fault (you know who you are...!) this new idea. And I'm not even sure it'll be enough of a plot to make any kind of length, but I wrote 10 pages. Way more than poor Morganna has.

I feel bad for her, but what can a writer do? The muse is a fickle, fickle creature.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Stalled

Chapter 1 is still all I have finished. I've tweaked it. I've fiddled with it. I've looked at it again and again, waiting for inspiration on chapter 2 but nada. It's depressing.

So I've decided to put it aside for a bit and relax this weekend. I'll keep some paper and pencils with me in case I get a flash of brilliance for the ongoing plot. Which is part of the problem, I have plotted it out. The words just aren't coming. I'm hoping a break will let them flow a little more freely and I can get back in the groove.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Chapter 1 completed!

Morganna's story starts off quite a bit differently from Raven's. Both jump right into the plot, but take 2 very different approaches. It's taken me a while to get into this story, I think mostly because I like Raven's story so much and want to spend a little more time basking in the finished-ness of it all.

Still basking...

Chapter 1 is completed, and I'm quite pleased with it. I better be, it's taken me 4 days to make it work. I'll wade back into it this evening, and spend most of tomorrow on it. Hopedully it'll flow a bit better than chapter 1 did.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

950 words

Between Monday night and this morning, I've written about 950 words, give or take an edit or 2. Not as many as I'd hoped, but I figure if I end up with about 7000 by the end of the week, I'm still doing good.

Plus I'm reading The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. Not as good as his previous 2, but still very entertaining.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Another week

It's the start of another week, and another scorcher on the East Coast, and I've decided the best way to beat the heat is to write. The best way to remind myself of my goals is to blog about them until they're done. My plan, such as it is, is slightly revised from last week. Finish Birthrite - Morganna by mid-August, and Sordid Games by the beginning of October. I have faith in my ability to do so.

Heat or not. Beach or not. Vacations included.

I better get started...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Beach days

I adore the beach. And except for the sand in my laptop, so does my muse. After work I'm off to the beach to relax and have boardwalk food to inspire the senses. I can't wait, but it's a long time before 5 pm.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Holiday

It's hard having off in the middle of the week. I'm back at work but all thrown now. Though yesterday was very relaxing. I nearly finished Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. I'm still loving this AU world of his, there are just so many things that are funny and fascinating in it.

However, the weekend brings with it the chance to write, write, write. I'll post more of an outline for Morganna's story this weekend, and hope to get a good chunk of it begun.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Independence Day



Happy Independence Day for all you Americans out there!

Goals for July

It's a new month (only 3 days into it, not many!), so there are new goals to think about.

  1. Finish Birthrite - Morganna
  2. Outline and start Sordid Games - contemporary set in Savannah

OK, I think that's enough. 75+ thousand words, 2 stories, 28 days to go. Yup...that's enough for this month.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Difficulties

This whole blogging every day thing is tough. I don't have that much to say, not every day at least. I can talk an ear off on my ms and WIPs, I can bore someone to tears with research on 1882 Philadelphia. But actually writing on what might interest a broader someone? Harder.

It's like broadening one's horizons. It's a scary leap but once done fantastic. I just have to take that leap, think outside the box, and hope for the best. In this case, that I'm not boring someone to tears. :)

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