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Wednesday ROW80 Update

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Another short(ish) and sweet update. I’m spending more time writing actual stories so that’s good!

Monday I just edited the piece that went out for flash fiction for Dice Games and then Tuesday’s scheduled FF for Writer’s Campaign challenge.

Tuesday I wrote 900+ on a flash fiction piece for Dice Games flash fiction that’s scheduled for next Monday.

I wrote Sunday as well which gives me 2 days so far in my 4 day a week 750 word count goal. I also commented on more than 5 ROW80 peeps posts, meeting that goal.

I’ve joined the Writer’s Campaign. I’m hoping to be able to meet each of the challenges as well as visit at least 10 other members sites each week and post a comment. I’m not sure what the challenges will entail, if each week will be a flash fiction piece, but I’m going to try and add this to my regular writing.

I’m working hard not to pile to much onto my plate. If it starts getting to be too much I’ll probably drop out but I’m going to try. I think it’s important to support other writers (which is what this campaign stuff is about) and make new friends in the process.

 

I’ve printed out the first two lecture sections on Margie Lawson’s first lecture and put them in a binder. It’s a lot of printing and I’ve noticed the pages aren’t numbered. My printer prints them backwards too so I have to coilate each while it’s printing so I’m only able to print one at a time just because I’m scared they’ll get all mixed up. I’m still hoping that maybe October 1st I’ll have at least one other person to go through these with. Just reading a section, and discussing what we got out of it briefly or if we had ideas/thoughts etc on parts to be able to hash them out with someone that has them freshly read. Either way, I’m waiting until October to start with them.

I also have some books to read on the craft that I’ll try and get through at least one this month. There is a lot going on in my personal life, the newest is that we had decided to adopt out our dog we’ve had for about 18 months and found a great home for her where she’ll be with other dogs too because we’re moving across the country early next year and she is a very, very poor traveler (as in, she can’t go for a 15 min ride without severe vomiting). We had thought we’d have more time to get used to the idea but they want to pick her up this week. I’m sad about it but I think it’ll be best. Now to tell the kids…

 

What in the world am I doing now?

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Okay, here it goes. I want to be a writer, like, a real one with books and stuff. I have this condition, you see, one that projects things into my brain that aren’t real, people’s conversations that have never happened, places that do not exist, creatures that will never be and then backs it up with the overwhelming urge to tell everyone else about it.

Many times this can be cured with medications.

I don’t have the luxury of that, and even if I did, the fact is that I just enjoy the process too damn much to want to change it. I get really truly ridiculously happy when I’m expressing these imaginary fixations. I jump in my seat like a ADHD off thier meds. I lose track of time becoming so engrossed in my fictional relationships.

I want you that happy and fixated. I want to share my writing with you.

So this is where I am. At a stage in my life where I feel confident (mostly…maybe) that these ideas that toss around my head might actually be fairly decent. Decent enough to tell other people about and not worry about medication suggestions.

I am not published (except on Scribd which is more like free vanity advertising). I have very few things completed. But I’d like to.

Today is the beginning of sharing not only my personal completed writing but also the journey of story writing, things I see along the way, issues I have, resources that have helped (or not), and hopefully, seeing a project through to completion. It might not be good, in fact it might be just absolutely terrible, but something inside me won’t let this go. I hope you’ll stick around.