As you can see from the side bar, I’ve added word meters to show my progress on the projects I’m working on. I currently have 3. Two short stories and 1 novel, all of them urban fantasy or speculative fiction. It’s time to get serious. Time to stop procrastinating on writing by reading billions of writing, agent, editor, and general blogs. As Nike says, “just do it!”
Since I’ve been spending a lot of time reading blogs I wrote to Egue Foster tonight. I’ve seen her at DragonCon. She writes short stories, mostly fairy tales. The reason I mention this is that I went to her profile page on LJ just to see which lj communities she belongs to. If she’s getting published then obviously she knows things I don’t. You will imagine my surprise and complete and utter amazement when I looked at her list of syndicated sites she read. “I” am listed among them. Along with Laurell K Hamilton, my little blog is read by her! I’m like seriously flattered. I really respect her, and though we haven’t ever talked I planned on her picking her brain even before I saw she read me. Might not make much sense but…like wow!! I feel one step closer to the “in crowd”. So…thanks Eugie!
I joined RWA last week and am waiting for my RWA card. I plan on going to at least the NYC RWA chapter’s meeting in April and maybe the one in NJ depending on where it is. That’s another reason why I put my butt in gear to write. I would like to be able to take something to read. So, techniquely I should be working on “In the Blood” but…hey one thing at a time.
Right now the goal is to get “Caged” in Aeon or the like. I’m hoping to find a critique partner soon as well.
Tonight I gathered up my ipod, the laptop, a snack and a bottle of water along with my cell (cause Daddy might need me) and set up shop in the bedroom. It really helped me focus on writing. No email, no ims, no twitter, no rss feeds, no easy access to my passwords to get distracted by. I put one earbud in my ear and put my music on “scramble” and a very low volume so I have enough of the beat to give me a mood but not enough to make me really sing to it. Being on the laptop also made me feel more like a writer. I tend to procastinate on some things when I’m at my desk in the other room. It’s like trying to write while you are at your office. Something about it feels off. But I did start my work in Google docs so that I don’t have to worry about moving files. This will also let me make it available to someone to critique easily.
*gonna take a second and bemoan the fact that Jesse McCartney is untouchable as I listen to him croon in my ear*
Anyway, here’s a quick hook of my projects.
Caged – Can a feline shape-shifting spy get herself out of a tight-spot when she uncovers more then she planned for? Only if she can gain the trust of the man who took her in to begin with.
The Light – Amanda’s been helping people walk into the light for years…until she found out the light isn’t where they should be going.
In the Blood – Ricky is on a leave of absence after an alley shoot out goes wrong and leaves her dealing with more then just psychological effects. Thrust into the world of the supernatural as one of the monsters is leaving a bad taste in her mouth but a serial killer won’t let her hide from it for long. Not if she wants to keep her friend alive.