May 9th, 2013

wolf eyes

My tweets

  • Wed, 12:43: First scene in new outline blocked out. Rejected story flipped. Going to see #IronMan3 (again), this time w/open captions.
  • Wed, 23:46: Now... I outline some more. I can't wait to actually write this story, b/c it's going to be AWESOME. It will be known as "de-wolfed Ben."
  • Thu, 00:09: Having a dog means never having to go to the bathroom by yourself.
  • Thu, 00:41: Is it just me, or is this... stupid. And ridiculous. A gun display ban IN MUSEUMS? Oh, Chicago.
  • Thu, 02:01: And there's an outline in the can. Since I've got 2 left over from January, I now have 3 for June. It's actually outline#3 on my to-do list.
  • Thu, 02:02: Outlines 1&2 on the to-do list have their own rudimentary hooks. The important thing is, I got to cross something off.
Tired & Long-suffering

It occurs to me that I may be somewhat burned out on writing.

I have penned over 75000 words across eight stories since January. That is a lot of words for me in a very short period of time.

And that may be one reason why I can't get any momentum up for this new story. It might not be that there's something wrong with the outline or the story itself; it might just be that my brain is tired.

So. At this point, I'm not going to sweat that story. I have another one I can sub to the antho I had in mind for it, and if this one gets written before the deadline, that's fine, but it's not an absolute necessity. Meanwhile, I have four more outlines to gin up for June, and Hook for two of them. So that's next on my plate.

Outlines keep the Writer Brain engaged without overtaxing it, I think. So, at this point, I think that's what I'm going to do: concentrate on the outlines and mentally prep for June.