FIRST DRAFT DOWN.
This story, this thing that started as a really bizarre dream and ended as a pretty bizarre short story, is D-O-N-E.
Well. I still have to go back and clean up the bits left in brackets, but that’s a piece of cake compared to the trial of setting down words on a blank white screen.
And then there’s editing, and rewriting, and all that jazz.
But for now?
It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to take stock of all the writing projects I still haven’t finished…or in some cases, haven’t started. Continue reading
I’m still around! Exams, you know. Terrible things.
What I’m up to:
I’ve got a good 2k and change written so far, plus some scribblings in my notebook that are only half coherent because I was sick and also on jury duty (fun times, let me tell you). The plan going forward is:
- Finish scene 2 this weekend
- Write the rest of this bugger
- One final pass for all the bits I left in brackets instead of writing
- I inflict my Masterpiece upon those unfortunate enough to want to read it
- And then I suppose I edit
- And then perhaps I shall serialize it on the blog
Poking along, very very slowly. I think I’m having perfectionist fears with this one. I have to keep telling myself I’ll never become a better writer if I don’t practice. Silly me.
It’s summer! So in theory I have time to update this thing. In practice, not so much, but I’ll give it a shot. Coming soon to a post near you:
- Why I keep reading (and disliking) Holly Lisle books
- Indie Author spotlight: MCA Hogarth
- Updates on my writing, assuming I actually put hands to the keyboard and write something
- At least one more installment of Black Swans (hopefuly more)
- I don’t know? You tell me. What do you want to see here?
MCATs, Jury Duty, BookCon, running around the city with my camera and a roll of film, cleaning the house. Some good things, some bad. The usual.
They weren’t regular playing cards, she saw. The backs were a deep purple, overlaid with a black cobweb pattern. Silver writing glittered against the dark colors, spelling out—
“Spiderwebs,” said Kat. “Is that the name of the game?”
Scene 1 is done! Working on Scene 2 today, in which our heroines first meet the Spider Queen – sort of – at the grocery store.
“You must have put it in your pocket and forgotten about it,” Kat repeated.
I didn’t, Charlie thought. I definitely didn’t.