Monday, June 15, 2009

Racing Against the Outage

It's silly, I know, but those little exclamation icons for the scheduled blogger outages fill me with anxiety. Am I the only one? Here I am typing like a mad woman trying to put in a post before the blogger mini-pocalypse. So much to say, so little time! Definitely a sign that it's Monday.

I've pdf'ed all my micro erotica stories and they're now available for free download here. They're also available at AT's blog, but this way I don't have to search for them, and they're all in a nifty little downloadable file to share - for free, of course.(18+ only! Contains adult content.)

I worked on the full length wip on and off throughout the weekend, and ended up at 127 pages and just shy of the 35k mark. Not the 35k+ I'd hoped for, but I'll take what I can get. ~_^

Oh, man, but the whole plot just keeps growing bigger and more complicated the further along I get. That's supposed to happen, right? Even if I didn't plan it way? It's that whole gumball effect - you keep chewing and chewing and the piece gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger?

Anyway, I'm not going to analyze it too much. Just going to keep paddling and see where the current takes me. I know what comes at the end, that's all mapped out, it's just a matter of navigating the middle - the rapids, in this case. The waters are choppy and a bit rough, and I'm trying so hard not to flip the effing canoe. Easier said than done, but I'm determined to finish this thing!

This week I've set up a mini-goal of 40k. That's what I hope to reach by the Saturday 27/ Sunday 28th midnight deadline. That's only about 6k words away from where I am currently. I think I can, I think I can! Wish me luck!

Speaking of wishing, tomorrow at the Midnight Moon Cafe blog, I'll be granting wishes! Er, sort of. Actually, I'll be doing a few readings with the Make A Wish cosmic fortune telling kit (by Zerner and Farber). This kit is lots of fun, so come by and make a wish!*

I was browsing Susan Wigg's blog late last night, and she posted about a writing book that I haven't heard of before called The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. The snippet she posted on her blog is about keeping readers turning the pages through micro-tension. I had an epiphany moment when I read it. I mean I know we're supposed to hook the reader at the chapter's ends, but I hadn't really considered it that way, and now I have to have a copy of this book.

That's it for now. I need to go toss the clothes in the dryer, and feed the kidlets before I can start tapping away at the wip. Chicken nuggets, anyone? :0)

*For entertainment purposes only, just so you know. :*)

2 comments:

  1. I know you can! I know you can. I joined the DSRA writers today on sprints and achieved 5,552! Woopee. it was ABOUT time. Can't wait to hear about when you meet that goal.

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  2. Thanks for the push. :) I'm going to hit up the Dr. Wicked lab tonight and try to boost my word count.

    By the way, do you realize 5,000 words is 20 pages? You seriously rock! Woot!

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