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January 9, 2010

Me again.

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Two posts in one week, hope you guys can stand the excitement.  Yeah, I’m slow to get back to this.

So today’s adventure is index cards.  Yup.  Purple index cards.  What?  You expected me to use regular white ones when there’s a rainbow of options?  Silly people.  This story is in a purple binder, I’m using purple post-its, and purple index cards.  Do you think a purple pen would be overkill?

Index cards.  I’ve been struggling with the particular story, “The Devil You Know,”  for a while now.  Part of it is because it’s the darkest story I’ve ever written.  The rest of my problem is just trying to get the story structure down.  I have that problem with every story by the way and I’m struggling to find a book/blog/whatever that explains it in simple English.  I’ve been reading through my story notes and I like a lot of what I have but it’s spread out all over the place, so index cards.  I’m going to put each scene on an index card and write them.  In no particular order.  Oh yeah, I’m really throwing caution to the wind on this one.  Well, maybe not because I rarely write a story completely in order. 

That’s one of the plans I have for the weekend.  I still need to update “On The Way Down” with the couple of pages of  notes I’ve made then print a new copy, one with the page breaks so I can move pages around easier.  Yeah and before someone suggests I could do this on the computer I know I could but I’m old school.  I like working with paper.

January 8, 2010

A week later

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A week later and I’m not much further along with the writing than I was on the 1st.  I’ve got a couple ideas I’m mulling, there’s a writing challenge I tripped across and it has me thinking.  Yup, that’s the burning smell you’ve noticed. 

For as much as the writing is stalled (sort of) the crafting is coming along.  I’ve finally gotten the urge to quilt, so instead of just putting quilt tops together and doing nothing else now I’m actually finishing projects.  That’s a great start and I’m sure I’ll blog more about that over on the blogspot blog.

It’s still a frozen tundra outside.  I think part of the creeping depression of the last week or so has been the lack of sunlight.  I’ve got the curtains closed because, well I didn’t want to see all that snow and for at least 2 days there I couldn’t see out the window for the blowing snow anyway.  But I’ve bitten the bullet and the curtain is open and as I type this I can see all that disgusting snow.  Sorry folks, it’s stopped being “pretty” on December 26th and won’t be “pretty” again until December 24th 2010.

So, since I’ve pulled myself away from the games on Facebook and I’m actually typing, maybe I should dig into one of the half-dozen stories I have just waiting for some attention.  Wonder what the girls are in the mood for? 

p.s.

when did the spell check here become a spell/grammer check?  Geez people.

January 1, 2010

A new year, a fresh start.

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So, feeling a little less bogged down now that the holidays have passed.  I’ll admit, I have a love/hate relationship with the last six weeks or so of the year.  Too many holidays full of family and expectations that almost always fall flat.  I’m a hopeless dreamer, hopeful dreamer maybe?  I don’t know.

I haven’t gotten back on the writing horse yet (oh crap now I have crafting ideas about a writing horse) but I will on Monday.  I promise.  I usually take the weekends and tackle crafting/quilting projects so I’m taking the extended weekend to do just that.  But I do want to share a new-ish venture.  I’ve re-booted my other journal (the blogspot one) as a crafting journal.  I want to share my crafts but this just isn’t the place for it.  I can (and do) share my knitting over at Ravelry but there isn’t a similar place for quilting (which is such a shame).  Anyway. 

My plans for the new year are similar to last year’s.  To write more, to get to a point where I can start sending out queries and to finally get out from under the piles of unfinished projects I have cluttering up my space and my mind.

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