Sunday, July 05, 2009

Update - Not Slacking

'Busy' has become my middle name. My Muse even sidetracked me last week on a new story and I worked on new pages instead of editing. And when I got back to editing on the current story, I got a idea that wouldn't leave me alone. I started all over from the beginning so I could add another antagonist and more conflict. This means MOTS will probably double in length. I'm just going to keep editing and write new scenes as the mood dictates.

It may not look like it, but I have made progress. Maybe not as fast as I'd like, but I'm trying to reestablish a writing routine that works (waking at 5:30 to 6am is becoming a habit). Not an easy thing during summer school break.

I just completed teaching my Sagging Middles workshop and have another one to do in two weeks about writing Action scenes.

The annual CSTS in my area is July 11, and the new HP movie is next week. I still have a little to do on those costumes, need to dye one pair of shoes, and curl one wig. Then play time! I get asked "where do you get ideas for stories?" This is one source: public appearances as known characters. Plus it's a lot of fun. :-)

As to accountability, here's where I am:

Progress -


10,250 / 30,000

and ...

5,000 / 60,000

It's been two weeks since I last posted. I'm going to try and update a couple of times a week from here on, if I can.