Archive for February 21st, 2012

A Little Quickie

It’s a short one before heading out to work. Work’s been wildly busy, which is great for my anemic bank account and keeping me out of trouble but not so great for this writing project. I now have a 2-day weekend every week so that’s been essential to my sanity and all the issues I couldn’t address in life through the week (i.e. bills and errands) so I think I’ve finally struck a balance. That being said, it’s still a daily struggle to balance everything I need to do with what I want to accomplish.

At this point I’m madly scribbling things to get my story done. I love the insane pace and the crush of a looming deadline to get me going. I’m not even half way through the story but I think that if I set up a schedule and say I’ll complete x number of short stories a day I can do it. I may end up with less than I expect but when I go back to revise it I’ll be able to fix it up and get it the way I want it.

The pages are piling up quickly and there’s a huge sense of accomplishment as I flip through page after page of a story. Granted, its not like each page is full, front and back, but each one has an important role in the CYOA so if there are 5 lines on one sheet of paper and 20 lines on the next, they’re equally valuable.

I know that what I have now is only a small fraction of what I’m going to end up with. The bits and pieces that I had to skip due to the time constraint are pretty monumental. They’re essential to the story but not to the plot. It sounds odd to say that but that’s the case. I’m so fortunate that it’s worked out that way otherwise at this point I’d still be one the first option, perhaps only the 2nd of 3 or 4 stories. We’ll see what today brings…

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