Archive for November, 2011

Oh What to Do?

November has not been overly stellar as of yet. What have I accomplished? Pretty much just what voice and perspective I’ll work with (1st person narrative for the record). I’m really looking forward to starting today. Having run out of reasons why I should put some other task/project ahead of my writing, it’s time to focus and get serious.

Since it’s been a slow and quiet start to the month, there’s really not too much to report. Sadly, I’ve decided to withhold the Western from the Atlantic Writing Competition and I completely forgot to write the short story for the CBC Contest that closed Nov. 1st; in fact, I was lucky to have renewed my professional license for Ontario before the midnight deadline last night. I really do procrastinate to the very last minute. It was just too tough to edit and try to writ at the same time. I don’t want to give Pascal too much attention otherwise I can foresee him crippling me as I work through the remaining genres. I can’t have that.

So with no further delay, let the creativity begin!

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And A New One Begins!

It’s a short post tonight- my birthday’s been more spectacular than I could have ever imagined. Yesterday’s feeling better (poor Furry Little Bum Cheeks has kennel cough) and I went out for some birthday drinks with a schnazzy new haircut that I ADORE (Thank you, my new favourite hairdresser, you know who you are!), and scads of fresh laundry in various stages of being done.

My writing has yet to really get off the ground. I think this month it’s going to be mostly narrative. I just abhor the idea of dialogue. Is is just me or does it seem most books are pull of stilted, awkward phrasing and elementary language? Perhaps I’m just weak at it and narrative is more my style.

The Sci Fi really hasn’t been thought out or detailed in my little brain. I know the general story line but that’s about it. I’m super excited about it, that’s for sure! Hello, November, let’s get this story going!

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NaNoWriMo has arrived! *Happy dance*  October’s been a bust but November will be spectacular. The doctor’s office called and everything is a-okay, the Halloween candy’s on sale now, my birthday’s on Thursday, and Yesterday and I will be celebrating our 3rd Gotcha Day on Friday (talk about the world’s best birthday present! Plus, it’s my Dad’s birthday too…)

I think I might have had a little case of burnout from the summer; it’s taken so much longer than I thought to get back into the writing saddle. After taking this much time off, I’m still feeling a little lazy about working on this project but I’m so happy to start a new genre. I’m really excited to see how this month play out. With all my NaNo support and writing buddies, it will be really nice to have the company. I think I’ve been a little lonely over the summer and that was a bit of the trouble. How to change that, though? Hmmm. Tough question, Super San.

This month’s selection is Sci Fi. What is my experience with Sci Fi? Why let me tell you:

1. I know “TNG” means The Next Generation and watched some episodes 

2. I’ve read A Wrinkle in Time (is that Sci Fi?)

I think there may be one or two other exposures but I can’t think of them right now. I do know I consider Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Sci Fi but I suspect I’m wrong. So, other than that, I don’t think I have too much knowledge in this genre. I have complete and utter faith that I can get this story done and get back into this project. I’ve really missed it!

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