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Dec. 28th, 2004 @ 02:25 pm
My last entry here is from October. That’s a bit of a depressing commentary on the writing time I’ve had available, but at least I’ve been busy for good reasons. I started a new job, I traveled, and had an extremely busy but enjoyable Christmas. No snow, but life can’t be perfect. My internet was offline for over a month as well, so I’m very happy to have it back. I hope everyone had a great holiday, if you do that sort of thing, and I’m promising to update more, comment more and write more. It’s not a New Year’s resolution, just something I’m going to do.

Oct. 12th, 2004 @ 02:40 pm
ok, so. my job situation has been what polite people call "in flux" and i call all fluxed up. luckily, it seems to be resolving and i should know by this thursday whether i actually have an assignment or not. i think it's going to turn out well, just in time for me to get settled before nano.

in preparation for that, i've been going through Patrica Wrede's Worldbuilding Questions: http://www.sfwa.org/writing/worldbuilding1.htm. *amazing* resource. like she says, you don't have to answer them to start writing or even finish writing, and not all of them will always apply, but if you're looking to deepen a fantasy world they are beyond helpful. i'm going to use them on my just decided nano project, which actually sparked off a musemuggers prompt. so, if all goes well and i become the next J.K Rowling (cause that's what happens to all first time fantasy writers, right? ...right?), i'm buying feath a beverage of her choice. :-)

Oct. 7th, 2004 @ 01:20 pm
So, anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? and if so, have you done it before? any tips? I've signed up, I'm going to give it a shot, but I'm a bit nervous. I've been pretty blocked lately, though that's partly due to real life job stress, and I'm not sure how ready I feel. I guess I'll find out around november 1st.

Sep. 13th, 2004 @ 01:10 am
Well, in a lovely end to the week, I found out tonight that my first story for musemuggers won Best of Musemuggers for its week! My reaction could be best described as gobsmacked, but very happily so. It was encouraging enough for me to finally slog through a rough draft inspired by the next prompt and post that too. This is the most productive I've been in a while, since getting sidetracked by life for most of this year.

In nonwriting news, I start my new job in a week, so this is my last week to do projects, clean around the apartment, etc. I have to keep myself from procrastinating. Somehow. Despite the fact I've never succeeded before. And I'm procrastinating going to bed right now. But no more!

*goes to bed*

Sep. 6th, 2004 @ 11:42 am
I added some people from musemuggers to my friends list today, mostly just the people I remembered from having commented on my story. If anyone minds, just let me know and I'll take you off. Otherwise, looking forward to getting to know you all better!
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I got a lane to myself at the pool yesterday. I love when that happens, it means I don't have to concentrate on not running into other people and can instead let my mind wander at will. I hope it happens again today, because I have lots to think over. I saw the movie "Hero," and besides being an utterly amazing and beautiful movie, it led to a breakthrough on one of my writing projects. I had a fairly well worked out idea I was struggling to actually *write,* and I think now that it's because I was using entirely the wrong style to write it. The story has a mythical feel and I was setting it up in a much too "normal" contemporary fiction manner. Hero reminded me that the story itself has to shape how you tell it. Amazing what you can learn at the movies.
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I'm trying out this online journaling thing again. It'll probably end up being very writing-centric, as that's what I'm focusing on right now. Let's see how it goes, huh?
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