June 17th, 2013

wolf eyes

My tweets

  • Sun, 18:58: Winding down from #WXR13. What a fantastic weekend. Now getting in some #amwriting before bed and going to the airport at 6am.
  • Sun, 20:46: Just cracked 5K on the AI/meerkat space opera. I hope I can finish it within 2K more. Less would be better. #amwriting
  • Sun, 20:49: If you put a bubble-gum repair on the mantle in the first act, it should malfunction later on. Maybe not the third act, but. #storytelling
  • Sun, 20:50: This is the second story in a row where I realized, "Oh, I mentioned that early. I should do something with it." #whatoutline
  • Sun, 21:17: And there's the "to 50K" count in the can. 500 or so more to the "1700 per day" count. #amwriting
  • Mon, 06:37: Welcome to Atlanta. Here's your ten-hour layover. Enjoy! Yeah, it's raining. Think I'ma camp out by an outlet & write after Christy goes.
  • Mon, 06:42: Meanwhile, I'll do math and find out where I need to be on the day, so I can wildly surpass it. #amwriting
  • Mon, 07:48: Camped out at D16 by an outlet in the ATL airport. Found a vending machine that dispenses ice cream. May find a bar later. Now, I #amwriting
  • Mon, 08:52: A couple of Atlanta Fire Rescue guys just went past down the concourse. On bicycles. So that was a little surreal.
  • Mon, 09:18: These chairs are incredibly uncomfortable. I cannot imagine sitting in one of them until friggin' 5:30. I may have to move my business soon.
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Write Dammit

And there's an END...

At the bottom of another short story. It came in at slightly under 7000 words, and puts me at 29,981 on the month so far. I am well pleased. This is my fourth on the project.

And now I get to decide what the fifth is. But I will do that after I've walked around for a bit and perhaps found a dessert or something.

Well. I guess I don't have a tag for this story. *makes one*
I regret nothing

I have a writing plan for the rest of the year.

Once I finish this ridiculous project, I will, of course, begin edits. This goes without saying.

However, thanks to the Writing Excuses Retreat, I think I may have a way of salvaging the new Ben & Janni story. Yes, that one, the one I vowed would never see the light of day. It may need to be split into two novels, but I will know more once I actually outline all the character arcs separately in the thing.

I'll be real honest here: I did not have the chops to write this story when I started writing it. There's good stuff here, but it's buried under the wreckage of its broken structure. But now, I think I might. I at least have the knowledge to know what I need to do to make it actually viable. This is a step in the right direction. I know now what I didn't know then.

And since I'll have at least thirteen shorts under my belt on the year at the end of June, I don't feel bad about working on something that may or not bear fruit. I really do love this novel, and I would love to be able to tell an agent, yes, I have this one and also am working very hard on this second one, and also look at all this bonus material! I have enough bonus material to fill its own antho.

And, of course, if any anthologies have a call for subs in the next few months, I'll totally write stories for those as well.

It feels good to be back on track with this stuff. Very, very good.