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May 13, 2009


Is someone there?


The web seems eerily quiet.  Too quiet.  Every site I frequent seems to have fallen into stasis.  WotF’s blog has one post since March.  I registered for the newsletter from CoolStuff4Writers but am yet to receive one or see an update to the site.  Jordan’s blog is running dry, as is Tracie’s.  Even comments here are less common than caraway seeds in my teeth (and I don’t eat anything with caraway seeds…but a few show up).  Critter’s main blog is stagnant. I have six stories out (none past their anticipated response time, but that doesn’t make me any less antsy about it).

There are a brave few still puttering.  Izanobu has been fairly active, both here and at Baen’sBar (on which I am still seeing moderate activity).  Jamie created an app for the iPhone which he has recently touted.  Otherwise I’m just seeing tumbleweeds.

I know, I know, everyone is busy.  Jordan is up to his eyeballs in EDF slush about spousal homicide and wallflowers.  I’m sure WotF is buried under entries to the point that they can’t find their keyboards (something I suspect is good for the contest).  Tracie was getting in touch with her spiritual side according ther most recent posts, another definite good thing.  CoolStuff…well, I’m new there and don’t really know their schedule, so I’m extending my patience until I feel them out.

I guess what I really want to know is, “Why now?”  I know I’m busy because of school getting ready to end (standardized tests, finals, report cards, meetings out the yang-yang).  Is everyone’s May this hectic?  Or did everyone find some fantastic writing inspiration to keep them at their keyboards writing for real?

I like that last one; it gives me hope.  But come on, folks, where are you?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2009 10:24 am

    I’m out here, Scott! Home renos, however, mean that I haven’t had any internet at home, so precious internet time during my lunch at the office has to be devoted to Every Day Fiction. Glad one of us is still posting though!

  2. May 16, 2009 2:56 pm

    I’m out here too. Between grad school and finishing two novels, I’m a little swamped. I do check your blog every few days though, so keep posting 😉

    And thanks again for the comments at JBU. I’m hoping the next draft will clear some things up, though admittedly I don’t think I’ll be messing with it as much as probably you or some of the others there would wish, but the comments have been overall more helpful than not 🙂

  3. May 16, 2009 3:26 pm

    @izanobu: My only wish for your story is that it get published, so I offer my opinion. Unfortunately, I do not have all the answers. If I did, my stuff would be getting published more widely. I still mean to go back and offer comments on the rest of version 2, but it’s so hard to find time to do just one thing (I’m a terrible but perpetual multi-tasker).

    • May 16, 2009 4:10 pm

      Nah, I absolve you of that 🙂

      Wait for version 3 sometime next week, maybe by then I’ll have new problems for you to ferret out!


  4. May 19, 2009 12:56 pm

    Hey, I’m alive! I have just drifted into weird multi-tasking that seems fairly ineffective (cleaning house, catching up on reading, working on a neighborhood project). I haven’t been taking time for MY stuff. Today, I’ve managed to get some time alone, which is nice.

    Ever have so many things going on that when a free moment (or hour) occurs, you have no idea what to do, and as a result, do basically nothing?

    That’s what I’ve been doing, I guess. Thanks for the kick in the butt.

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