June 03, 2005
Is this thing on?
Well hell. Look at this. I have a writing journal. It's been a long year of not very much writing at all, despite my best intentions after WorldCon. Now it's the week after WisCon, and I'm fired up once again, in part due to the panels, and in a larger part due to the writers' workshop I attended there with the first chapter of The Exile's Daughter. I have a vague notion of where to start rewriting the beast now, go me.
Also helping re-light the fire under my ass was the Commie Pinko 48 Hour Short Story Contest sponsored on Hanne Blank's livejournal. I participated, wrote a story over a weekend, and received an honorable mention for it. I'm still fond of the story, and currently have it awaiting critiques on OWW.
On a whim, I rearranged and reorganized my entire office and succeeded in creating a workspace that feels "right". Last night was my first night actually working there, and I accomplished a few things:
- Joined OWW, posted "Golden Boy", and critiqued a story
- Reread "Sic Transit Gloria" and "An Eye For an Eye"
- Found a market for "Sic Transit" and sent it out
- Reluctantly trunked "An Eye For an Eye" (more on that)
- Found the first market for "Golden Boy", as soon as it's ready.
I think this weekend I'm going to try and do some character work on Exile (Alex, talk to me, damn you) and maybe, if I'm lucky, finish the untitled story I've been working on for ages.
God, it feels good to be thinking of work again.