Monday, February 1, 2010

Back on Track, Baby


Project: “Forged in Blood”
New Words Written: 1,190
Present Total Word Count: 1,190
Goal: 100,000 by Mid-April

Percent Reached: 1%

Things Accomplished in Fiction: I had this idea… illusion… delusion [there we go] that this rewrite would go slightly better than actually having to finish the first draft. Reality proves me wrong and I am struggling. After January’s meltdown [HERE] I did not dare touch this first chapter, but I now I at least have the time and started editing. I added a few new things and I even like how my protagonist sounds, when she narrates. I wanted to get down to 2,000 words and be a proud achiever, but even with what I have now, it is a start and I will tinker the plan for the day and perform better. After all, I have February to myself.

Things Accomplished in Real Life: I met with a friend I have not seen for a whole month. We talked, gossiped and made nasty, snarky comments. I also bought a dear friend, this for her upcoming birthday:

I also, most possibly, have gotten myself sick again. The walk home in the blizzard/downpour chilled my head and my boots decided to act as sponges, yet again.

What I am Obsessing About: Right about now I have this awesome comic book series that has me in its hands, the same way a crackhead needs his trip starter.

This is Le Guin’s Heinish Cycle meets Disney’s Treasure Planet meets Hunger Games [or Gamer or The Running Man] and it’s imported from France…

Art Spot: I am giddy after finishing my January in Reading over at my review blog TLR and with the chipper condensed sunshine mood, I wanted something playful and what better than this style and topic. I am not sure what it is called as a style, but Takumy is a great artist.


Charles Gramlich said...

Whenever I think I'm finished with a piece, I know I'm just lying to myself. Revision is hard, hard hard, but also where a lot of the fun is.

Harry Markov said...

It has fun parts. I love doing takes on what already happens and play it with different nuances and such, but it gets hard to choose from and it just frustrates me even more. I hate that my mind is so scattered.