31/03/10

March 31, 2010 - Leave a Response

I think i have a second draft of the short i’ve been working on. The only major changes at this stage have been around the ending, and the usual tightening up of the beginning.

Pulled out another idea i hadn’t worked on for six months or more the other day too. I’d got about one-third of the way into that story and then lost the thread. Not so much that i didn’t know where the story was going, just that i didn’t like how i’d planned getting there.

So, anyway, it still read pretty well, and me brain started conjuring up all sorts of ways to effectively progress the story. Funny thing was, though, as soon as i sat down to write the brainstorms cleared and left me with perfectly cloudless blue skies. Or, in non-weather metaphor speak: bupkis. Perhaps the new ideas need to stew for a few more days before they’re ready to be written.

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22/03/10

March 22, 2010 - Leave a Response

First edit of the short story draft i completed at the end of last week. 433 words cut, and some stuff rewritten. I think the basic plot can stay, though. Perhaps i’ll need to add a paragraph or two near the beginning to set up the second half, but i’m not totally sure i need to just yet.

Now to let it sit for a week or two.

18/03/10

March 18, 2010 - Leave a Response

First draft of a short story finished. I’ve got that tingly ‘just finished something’ feeling right now. Hopefully the story still looks as good when i come back to it in a few days. It’s currently at 3,765 words.

16/03/10

March 15, 2010 - Leave a Response

Wow, haven’t updated here in a while.

Perhaps because i haven’t been writing creatively quite as much–dribs and drabs rather than oceans and rivers. Busy looking for work and trying to keep up with my tiny freelancing gigs.

The current novel sits somewhere around 35K. I’ve trunked the novel i’ve been querying for now, and am still not sure i like the second one enough to want to sell it. Have a couple short stories in progress.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard my news: SFReader 2009 Story Contest. 120 entrants this year, i think, so second isn’t too bad. The story should be up on their site within a couple weeks.

Well, s’pose i better get writing, then. Later days, all, and catch up soon.

17/02/10

February 17, 2010 - Leave a Response

Novel: 269 words.

Short Fiction: 531 words on a short story.

Got a rejection back this morning for the one partial i’ve got out with an agent. I haven’t sent any queries out for three or so weeks. I should send some out tomorrow, or else just trunk the novel for now.

16/02/10

February 16, 2010 - Leave a Response

Novel: 1,830 words.

15/02/10

February 15, 2010 - Leave a Response

Novel: 1,187 words.

14/02/10

February 14, 2010 - Leave a Response

Short story series idea (which may turn into a novel): Exactly 1100 words.

That means i got three goals for last week. Novel words, short story, short story series idea.

This week’s goals: more of the same.

11/02/10

February 11, 2010 - Leave a Response

Novel: 1,212 words. Have close to 35,000 words written now.

Meant to do some work on my short story series idea, but got sidetracked. Whoops!

10/02/10

February 11, 2010 - Leave a Response

Novel: 1,785 words. Truckin’ along.