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Not Quite Writing

September 5, 2010

I’m still experiencing an overwhelming desire to write.  Alas, I’m still not doing it.  I edited a story (TWHDotGMP) and sent it back out to Lightspeed who won’t want it and will have it rejected by Monday at the latest.  They may be into quirky humor, but I’d be surprised.  Technically I’m always surprised when I make a sale.  It’s not the standard response to a submission.

I’ve just finished a read through of my YA novel, or as much as I’ve got.  I’ve dumped the last ten pages or so and I’m attacking it again.  It was a move I made about the time I stopped working on it.  Now that I know where I’m going, I’m convinced it was the right move.  I made editing notes as I read because I can’t help myself, but for now I’ll pick up where I chopped it.

I have to get this story rolling faster than I have.  The first couple conflicts hit bam-bam, then the story just kind of drifts on inertia.  I’ll likely have to go back and smack someone with a tire iron or something to break up the dullness of my milieu-building.  But not right now; now it’s time to move forward.

Today was the last day of the county fair where my wife was exhibiting, so my time should become more flexible meaning more potential writing time.  And I need to use that time for writing.  I’m thinking about cutting my television time down to just meals (yes, we heathens eat in front of the idiot box) and exercise time on the elliptical machine (which is currently time that does not exist).  That should have the double-edged effect of decreasing television time and increasing workout time.  But to do that, I really should get my wireless headphones fixed so I can hear over the woosh-woosh-woosh of the machine.  But I digress.

I slept late today, until about 10:30, and I feel much more alive for it.  Basically I’m whittling away excuses to avoid writing.  I never appreciated how many I had and used.  There’s always more: papers to grade, cleaning to be done, cats to shave, 80s movies to reenact…but it’s time to push them all aside and write.  Tomorrow.  🙂

[ADDED]: As of about 1:30, I’ve tightened up some loose threads in another story (TRM) and I’m sending somewhere before I get to bed.  Why can’t I let things go until morning?  At least they’re getting done this way.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2010 6:24 am

    Eye of the tiger,
    It’s the thrill of the fight,
    Rising up to the challenge of our rivals,
    And the last known survivor
    stalks his prey in the night,
    and he’s watching us there with the eyyyyyyyyyyyye
    Of the tiger.

    • osomuerte permalink
      September 5, 2010 8:58 am

      But how do I know you’re really Jason? 🙂

      • September 5, 2010 7:03 pm

        Like a story about Highlander with cards, there can be only one 🙂

  2. September 5, 2010 6:54 pm

    I decreased my TV-viewing time as well… and my DVR has roughly 17 percent of free space left, lol. I watch stuff when I eat sometimes too and also in the last couple hours of the night before I go to bed. (But my Stargate SG-1 DVDs gives the DVR a run for its money, haha).

    I wonder how this will all balance out come later this month when all these new fall shows start coming and I want to check them out to see how good they are. :-/

    …And two jobs.

    Oh boy.

    lol, must keep priorities straight though. Sounds like you’re getting back on the ball. Stick with it!

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