July 28, 2010
July 27, 2010
I have officially killed my short story. I'm working on rousing political speeches for the characters. I'm supposed to be working on a synopsis for something or other next month but I haven't a clue what. Maybe I should have put more thought into goals...
I have slain my second oni, and started working on a third. Miss Metta is going down!
July 26, 2010
I have really really killed The Molting.
Until I make like a necromancer (which I, sadly, have eliminated from The Eternity Project YET AGAIN) and bring it back to life.
I desperately want to revise Hurricane Forever, but luckily (unluckily?) for me, I don’t actually have access to a copy. This should depress me more, BUT I think I have found my blogging mojo over on my other blog.
This is a good thing as I’ve been trying to get going on that for about forever now.
I ought to take pictures of the fabulous Miss Metta.
I’m thinking Saturday is a good day. Then my goal for August can be to stitch all the way down to the bottom so I can make sure that I have enough fabric. Amongst other things.
July 24, 2010
I have had an epiphany.
Why the hell am I messing about with The Molting? It’s a ‘practice’ short story, I get that, but it’s not really what I want to write.
Doesn’t mean that I should start revising Hurricane Forever right away, but it does mean I’ll probably spend all of August contemplating the worldbuilding I need to do for HF and my magnum opus.
I have slain the first of the Oni.
Miss Metta’s progress is astonishing indeed.
July 23, 2010
I am recovering from a monstrous bout of flu.
The kind that you think you’re on the mend from, and then you go up two flights of stairs and feel like you are DYING.
I couldn’t even move a light wooden stool up from the ground floor to my bedroom – which is on the first floor.
The Molting is revolting.
And if it’s not crying revolution, I am.
I didn’t even manage to stitch on Wednesday. I slept for 24 hours straight, waking only to eat and take my pills – I’d probably have skipped eating except that I was supposed to eat something before I took the meds.
Today, I am doing stash inventory.
What scares me is that what’s in my inventory? Doesn’t even include stuff that’s ‘kitted up’ (by that, I mean I have everything I need to start and finish the project) or what’s still on the slow boat from the UK.
And I’m pretty sure I’ve already achieved SABLE here.
Perhaps if it’s not raining tomorrow, and I have discovered in my possession an object called a Camera, I shall have provide evidence.
July 20, 2010
Kaz’s Summer Camp Week #7:
Still NOT done.
Gah. This is going to be the short story that will haunt me for the rest of my writerly life.
And if I’m not done on July 31st, I think I’m going to junk this.
I’m pretty sure I’m coming down with something.
Apparently, a stitch a day doesn’t keep the doctor away.
But Miss Metta is lovely, thank you very much.
July 17, 2010
I totally forgot about my Thursday deadline.
But clearly, I didn’t make it.
I think this version is better, however.
Having said that, if I don’t finish this by August 15th, I may send it to Nadia anyway.
God help the poor woman if that’s what I do.
But my needlework proceeds apace.
There has been much progress on Miss Metta.
I’ve also made 2 batches of English Muffins from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, neither of which were successful.
They were good buns. But they weren’t English Muffins.
July 14, 2010
I have no idea how I’m going to make my deadline for Thursday. Brian_Ohio is probably going to come and kick my ass.
I am revising from the beginning again. It is both better and not better.
I did also make plans for Nadia to snatch my manuscript out of my hands come August 16th post-revisions, however, so I better get cracking. She is the Queen of Evil and she is awesomely fearsome.
On the other hand, I now have necromancers in the other world I am building. That’s maybe the only bright spot in Week #6 for me.
I guess I am getting my other goal for July done too. Except that now I have to fix Hurricane Forever too.
Celtic Leaves is stitching up beautifully! J
July 11, 2010
July 06, 2010
Kaz’s Summer’s Camp Week #5:
I’m still stuck.
It’s like I’ve suddenly lost all inspiration to work on my short story – I think it may well have returned to being a short story because I fixed the middle.
The truth is, I don’t need to write this short story any more, and that’s maybe a big part of the problem. I’m writing it to test-run a few things for my magnum opus. It’s tested, and found wanting because it is a highly imperfect proxy for my magnum opus. I need another test story but I don’t have one at the moment.
The other thing is that it is also a rather open-ended tale. I don’t know how to deal with that yet. I thought I did, but I don’t. And since I still have more than a week…
In other news, Emily has a job. Or rather, Emily still has a job.
July 02, 2010
I have seven thousands words and a bit more.
But more importantly, I have progression of story.
Also, I think I’m beginning to really nail the voice and style of the fairytale bits, thanks to Nadia who gave me some very good advice.
Tomorrow, I have a wedding to attend and a new section on The Molting to begin.
July 01, 2010
I have the wrong beginning.
It is the right beginning if this was meant to be a romance novella. Not so much if this is a fantasy novella.
Of course, it may be that this is a romance and not a fantasy. In which case I’m going to take my muse* out and shoot her.
I have a commitment finish The Molting on July 15th. I suspect Brian_ohio is going to kick my ass on that day because I can’t see how I’m going to complete this on deadline.
I’m not sure I’ll get any writing done until Monday, for one thing.
I’m away next week Thursday-Sunday, and I’m not taking my laptop – the idea that I’ll get anything done if I do is frankly, ridiculous.
*If I had a muse, that is.