It pays off. I found my notebook! As I was posting earlier it occurred to me, somewhere in that thing I call a brain, that the notebook may be in my set of plastic, clear drawers, because I remembered setting the notebook on top of the drawers while I was packing. So I toddled on down to the garage, where all my stuff is sitting until we can get a yurt built in the backyard for me (no lie; I’m living in the library right now), and looked in the clear drawers and lo! my notebook! And the notebook
I wrote 4,602 words in January and haven’t penned one since. I’m hoping to write about 26k a month this summer to try and catch up. We’ll see how that goes. Story goals are same as before, with an addition. Finish editing Parts 2 and 3 of Bellica and upload to site. Finish The Jade Star of Athering. Finish The Man of Bronze. Finish Islands of Fire and Water. Start that new story idea in November. Publish Bellica in hardcopy. Write Snowbound sequel (?). Write short story that’s been bouncing around in my head for weeks now. I’m going to see if I can do that
Drank quite a bit of vodka tonight, but thought I’d just pop in and say that Bellica is up at my writing site, so you should go check out the prologue and the first chapter. I’ve been doing 14 hour days at school since we began. Now things really get crazy. Trying to get back into writing, but this show is killing me. Maybe I will find time this week? With my homework for my second- and third-year classes? Lawls. Also need to get Snowbound edited so I can send it in to the Writers of the Future Contest.
I am taking a break from writing anything new until September 8th because I have to work on editing Snowbound, preparing for Dragon*Con, going to Dragon*Con, getting together a working props list for Dove In Death (a production that goes off the end of September), getting together my production stuff for Just Shoot Me (the show I’m directing in November), and losing some weight so I can be IN the fall show that goes off end of October (The Balcony). Yes, three shows overlapping, right after the other. Plus 5 classes (more than full load), dance classes, morning yoga,
In case you go looking for the second poem I mentioned in my last entry, it’s not up. I deleted it because I realized it needed more work and wasn’t ready for public consumption just yet. BSG was fucking phenomenal. That show has changed my life. I never thought I’d say that about a TV show, but there you go. Some of the things said…profound. And epic and heart-breakingly beautiful. I sobbed. That is the sign of a good story. Obviously I’m too tired to speak coherently at this point, so I’m going to sign off. Tomorrow: finish glasstown,
I wrote two more poems today, bringing me a third of the way to my year’s goal. View can be read here, and my Hierophant meets my High Priestess: all bets called off is scheduled for tomorrow. I think I may put my most recent poems into glasstown as well; I need to add more to it. Make it thicker. And a lot of my old stuff is just crap. July word count: 76,346 words YTD count: 124,301 Still working on edits for Bellica; maybe done by August 5th? That’s my hope. I also have essays to write for
So, screw the term “editing” — I’m doing a whole frakkin’ rewrite. The entire first part of my novel is completely nonviable. It’s boring. The characters are, well, out — of character. So I started a rewrite today (yesterday; it’s four am) and have written over 4600 fresh words so far. Tomorrow I must dedicate to a paper, at least, and then I can work more on the book. Haven’t been able to hit the gym because of horrible blisters on my feet. Ah well. This gives me more time to write. MAYBE I SHOULD USE IT. Liking the
Still haven’t gotten down to editing. After finishing I was up for two days straight, basically. Last night I slept 13+ hours straight, and now I’m up till 4am because I slept too much last night. I swear I’m not on Earth’s schedule. Tomorrow is class and gym and hopefully edit. I do also have to work on my three papers for class, though, which are all due a week from now. Feck. You may notice the synopsis is up for The White Star of Athering. Do not assume this means I know what the feck I’m writing. I