writing and stuff

Hey there!

Yeah, yeah, I know. Long time no hear. Hasn’t meant I haven’t been thinking about ya’ll.

Did a writing prompt this morning, “Write about a time you cried.” Only I ended up writing a short story that was the back story of one of the main characters for the novel, and how he *didn’t* cry at his mother’s funeral. It isn’t ever going into the novel, but I really needed to do it, to explore more of his character, who he is and more importantly, why he is as he is.

I’m currently one of the mentors for the Speculative Literature Foundation. Our group (I’m sharing mentor duties with Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu.) It’s been an interesting group, with interesting questions so far.

I have finished 12 short stories so far (last count I see was merely 10.) So I guess I am still making progress. Today I’m going to do more work on an existing short story (ending *really* needs to be rewritten from scratch) as well as work more on the novel.

How ya’ll doing?

Comments (8)

  1. How ya’ll doing?

    Banging my head against the Novel that Will Not Die. Enjoying the break from high-80/mid-90(F) summer weather (frost warning in the mountains last night — that’s more like it!). Concocting ever-more-diabolical plots to inconvenience the cats. Avoiding starting the book that has a February deadline.

    You know, normal stuff…

    • It was wonderful here yesterday — not too cool, not too warm. I’ve discovered that I don’t mind the rain in the fall and winter, because I don’t need to wear a parka (grew up in MN.) However, grey and rainy in July and August tend to upset me.

      Good luck with the Novel that Will Not Die. As for the avoidance — well — that *is* normal, right?

  2. Doing OK Overall

    Got good news medicalwise yesterday, which I can tell you offline. Had friends from high school visiting for a few days, which was lovely. Speaking of SLF, Mary Anne was also in town (yay!), and we got to spend some time together. The downside of all this visiting and stuff is that I haven’t had any writing time lately. Hope to correct that at least a bit tomorrow.

    • Re: Doing OK Overall

      Good to hear! Looking forward to hearing your news.

      And speaking of visiting — we got reorganized (yet again) at work. However, the department we were moved to has a travel budget. My boss asked if she could fly all her remote employees in for a meeting, and it was approved. So I should be out that way October-November sometime.

  3. How ya’ll doing?

    Banging my head against the Novel that Will Not Die. Enjoying the break from high-80/mid-90(F) summer weather (frost warning in the mountains last night — that’s more like it!). Concocting ever-more-diabolical plots to inconvenience the cats. Avoiding starting the book that has a February deadline.

    You know, normal stuff…

    • It was wonderful here yesterday — not too cool, not too warm. I’ve discovered that I don’t mind the rain in the fall and winter, because I don’t need to wear a parka (grew up in MN.) However, grey and rainy in July and August tend to upset me.

      Good luck with the Novel that Will Not Die. As for the avoidance — well — that *is* normal, right?

  4. Doing OK Overall

    Got good news medicalwise yesterday, which I can tell you offline. Had friends from high school visiting for a few days, which was lovely. Speaking of SLF, Mary Anne was also in town (yay!), and we got to spend some time together. The downside of all this visiting and stuff is that I haven’t had any writing time lately. Hope to correct that at least a bit tomorrow.

    • Re: Doing OK Overall

      Good to hear! Looking forward to hearing your news.

      And speaking of visiting — we got reorganized (yet again) at work. However, the department we were moved to has a travel budget. My boss asked if she could fly all her remote employees in for a meeting, and it was approved. So I should be out that way October-November sometime.

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