debc: (NaNoWriMo 2010)

Well, NaNoWriMo started yesterday and I am off to good start. I did, however, make a switch from the romance novel plot to a fantasy story whose characters have been yakking my ears off for the last couple of weeks. Gotta write what’s actually speaking to me, because that’s what might get finished.

I’m still not sure if I am going to share my progress for people to read. If I do, it’ll be done privately (on my personal blog with a password or on LJ/DW in an flocked post). If you’re at all interested in reading it, comment and should I decided to share, I’ll add you to the filter.

In other news, my daughter had off yesterday and today from school, and we’ve had a busy couple of days. We went to JC Penney’s yesterday for pictures, out to lunch and grocery shopping… and today was flu shots all around. Loads of fun, huh?

Now I have to get started on today’s NaNo wordage, because My Girl has soccer practice later on tonight. Her last of the season. Seems like it flew by this year!

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So, the display on my Gazelle went on the fritz. Actually, the batteries went dead, but when I put new ones in, the display would turn on, but not actually work. The lights were on, but no one was home…

So I’ve done my last four exercise sessions using the alarm on my cell phone to tell me when thirty-minutes is up. I have no clue how much mileage or calories that is, but given it was about 2 – 2.5 miles before the display crapped out, I’m gonna say that’s what I’m still doing.

While I exercise, I’ve been watching a little tv, trying to catch up on the shows I have DVRed from as farm back as premiere week. Watched a little of CSI:NY and Hawaii 5-0.

I’ve also been discovering that (despite having the tv on), my brain is very active when I am exercising. As usual, the muses come out to play when I *can’t* stop and write. This time, it’s the characters from a short fantasy story I wrote a couple of years ago, wanting me to expand their world into something bigger… and a general summary for different fantasy story about a world where magic has been abolished for the last hundred years and a little girl who was born a mage.

It’s a shame I’m writing a romance novel for NaNoWriMo, huh? Why couldn’t those muses be the ones talking to me while I glide away on my Gazelle?

debc: (Beckett Reads)

So… back when I was in college, I used to subscribe to a magazine called the Writer’s Journal. I first stumbled across it when we were in Italy, at the base book store. It was cheap and it gave me something to do, because of the bi-monthly Write-to-Win contests, in which they provided a starter sentence or phrase and you finished it off in 1500 words or less.

One of my stories won, and back then, the only prize the magazine offered was one-time publication and the squee-factor of seeing my writing in print.

I let my subscription lapse years ago, mainly due to financial situations which made keeping magazines paid for difficult.

Tonight I can’t sleep, so I’m watching television and surfing the web, and I stumble across that same little magazine in a listing on Amazon.com. Curious to see if they’re doing the Write-to-Win, I googled and discovered that yes, they are, and that now, the winner also gets $150.

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Well, it's that time of year again.... time to look back and see what I've written this year. Last year, as some of you may recall, I wrote a said little 8 fics and vowed to write more than that.

Here's what I have for 2008.

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This coming year is going to be a little bit different for me.  I am planning to take a 'fanfic hiatus' to focus more writing original fiction.  I use the term 'planning to' loosely because I don't know if I can stick to it... much like New Years resolutions or something.  My plan (again, in the loosest sense of the word) is to write a series of short fics or drabbles starring the main characters from what I hope will be next year's NaNoWriMo novel... a detective series about an ex-con turned private investigator.  I may ask my flist (those of you who don't read this and unfriend me because of the impending threat of a fanfic hiatus, that is) to give me prompts for those ficlets from time to time. 

Also, I'll heavily stress that I have no clue if I can or will actually stick to that whole 'fanfic hiatus' thing.  If the fic strikes me, I may just have to write it.  Also, there are b-day ficlets aand things like that to consider. Terms like 'planning on' are... more like guidelines anyway.  *g*

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