Archive for December 18th, 2011

Did I really miss almost a week of blogging and writing? It never fails- when I save a post to the drafts later on in the day I think I’ve made my contribution when in fact it’s just hanging out in WordPress Limbo. And when I’m not blogging, I’m not writing either. The two are inextricably intertwined unfortunately.

Unfortunately work’s been wild, as I’m sure most people can empathize with. There are usually so many loose ties to wrap up and a yearly review or just general work to get done. I’ve been exhausted all week and by today, I woke up hurting everywhere and dizzy. Hence, it’s a sick day for me.

There’s a bug going around and I refuse to think I have succumbed to it. I should have been working diligently on catch up today but I haven’t. What have I done instead? Sleeping and recuperating on the couch.

(Now that 2 days have passed, I can safely say that it was just exhaustion. I’m back in top form now.)

There’s a lot of research I think I’m going to have to do. I never expected to have to do any other than what was necessary for the Western. But that’s not the case. It’s surprising how much fact is involved in fiction; it’s so seamlessly integrated that you never think about it. Granted, it could just be a bit of historical checking to make sure the people/events actually occurred when you say they did or ┬áthe existence of a particular technology.

At this point it’s a mad dash to get as much scribbled down as I can for this story. I feel like I’ve let my characters down. They’re hanging in literary limbo (long with many posts) without any resolution to the problems I’ve created for them. Who knows what trouble they might cause me in the future but that’s okay. I can always do away with one of them. Perhaps the time machine malfunctions… You never know.

For now though, I’ll do my best to sketch out this story and be done with it. I have no idea what’s in store for me in January and I can wait to find out. I’m enjoying this story too much to live in the future.


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