Alas, I had little success this week getting anything done on Graveyard. Part 2 is simply not working and I really can't figure out why. I'm still trying not to stress about it, but after Part 1 flowed so well, I miss writing the story!
So, goals this week: No stressing. Keep working on my newest short story (characters long established, plot almost figured out!), remind myself that I LIKE my story for the newest WOTF quarter and that it thus should not be a chore to work on it. =P
I owe a bunch of people reviews, but my general ennui this week has kept me unproductive. Hopefully I'll be in a better mood this week!
I did a lot better this week. I finished the chapter I'd been trying to do. It ended up longer than I'd thought but I think most of my chapters are too short anyways. I've started on the next chapter but have only got a paragraph or two down.
This week's goal is to get the next chapter finished, or at least write on it everyday. I don't like doing more than one project at a time so until this is done I'm not working on anything else. (now that I say it I'll probably decide to work on something else)
Measurable Goals: 1. Break the outline of the story's middle into sensible headings, and sort random subsections into them. 2. Merge multiple attempts to summarize the plot (in outline) with the Snowflake summaries. 3. Search for Cael and develop his story arc; decide whether or not to keep him.
Progress: Hmph. I researched alternate names for my monsters (crawlies doesn’t cut it). I think I found the right fit. Steller, huh?
1. I moved a few little things around in the outline. 2. I started a spreadsheet to list out the scenes, but got stuck (too anal). 3. I read through my stuff on Cael and still don’t know what to do with him (merge with MC, keep as side-kick or POV character, kill off, or trash).
okay, I know I want to be a liar for a living -- and tell wonderful, fantastic tales. But, I promise you I am not making excuses. This week, my husband was overseeing the paper machet project and my baby (2years old on the 15th) walked up and stuck both hands into the glue fresh from the stove.
So... this week, I'm in the hospital with the little man. We're at USA women and Children's, Hey you wanna hear something funny? The burn specialist, Her name is Dr. Frye. Get it? Burn Specialist = Dr. Frye. (ahahaha!)
That's my excuse this week. My sense of humor may be returning, but it is soaked with cynicism. I'm writing, but not the bestest I can do. I have been reading. Sorcerer's Son and Graveyard both, I'm up to date on. Just a little slow with analyzing. I'll be here for a while and needing reading material so anyone wanting to send, send away.
(just don't be surprised if my sleep depravity shows in any advising or opinions.)
My goals for this week: To be able to find enough order to make a goal.
'grats to all of ya'll writing. Makes me wish I could jump back in right now.
My ten year old once jumped off the futon and landed on a hotwheels car, inbedding it in his foot. Surgical removal. One of the other boys was hopping a picket fence and landed on a picket. Three days ICU - thirty stitches to close the gaping wound, and they were afraid he had punctured his intestine. Kid you not.
Some where in the future, something REALLY bad has been avoided - because he's learned something about grabbing stuff he doesn't know about. I think. We took down the picket fence, by the way. Remind me sometime and I'll tell you about the exploding tuna can and the samurai warrior in my living room.
I'm so sorry Reagansgame. Don't let it make you cynical. Someday he'll think it's a great story, and he's young enough I would think he would heal OK. Keep us posted. Is he in a burn unit?
I could add all of my stories here too, including the fact that my 5 year old just got her foot broken when a truck ran over it. She was way past due for an accident--she's such a daredevil.
So, I am almost caught up with critiquing, and BC, send along chapter 4 and I'll read it when I'm done with chapter 3. Next week starts Nanowrimo, and so my goals for this week are rather odd and varied. They include:
Make and freeze some meals so that I have less things to worry about in November.
Finish and turn in the Gen Pets story, which probably stinks, but it was fun to write.
Do some more characterization for my Nanowrimo project. One character I thought would have a small role just informed me that she has been promoted to major character. I'm a little worried about this change, because thinking about her tends to unearth some of my more deeply buried memories. Still, the plot twist that she enables makes me shiver with anticipation.
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BTW, I'm waiting to hear the exploding tuna can and samurai stories. The things that happen in real life would be close to impossible to pull off in a book.
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I'm sorry Reagan's Game, I hate it when my kids get hurt, and I really have nothing to complain about. The worst I've seen is a black eye when my then two year old tripped in the dark and landed on her bedpost, but nothing hospital worthy. Whenever everything seems to be going wrong I just repeat this mantra "This to shall pass" over and over all day. Oh, poor two year old with burned hands, I feel your pain.
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