juniper: Fuchsia floating along with little hearts beside her (they bought something!)
2010-11-04 07:36 am

The Popinjay's Daughter

The Popinjay's Daughter is finally out.

It'll be on the front page of Beneath Ceaseless Skies for the next two weeks.

I'm still somewhat in shock. Something I wrote is finally out in the wild. Where I have no real control over it ever again. What have I done!?

Eek! :)
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2010-10-31 10:04 pm

Outlining Novels: A Good Idea, But Kinda Frustrating

The outline is over 6000 words long. The *outline*. And it's only about 2/3 done.

I suppose the fact that I go back and keep adding stuff to the beginning of the outline is good - it's much easier to consistency check the outline. But ugh, I'd hoped to be done with this by the end of October. At this point, the end of the first week of November seems more likely.

So much for trying to do this as part of NaNoWriMo. Perhaps that's a good thing - given how much editors HATE NaNoWriMo stories, I suspect this story will be much improved for a completed and tidy outline.

My inner creative goon would like to have that outline done, however, so I can start writing...
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2010-03-29 09:51 pm

Slow progress...

$payingJob is eating my life. Getting any sort of progress on my writing right now is a major accomplishment. Therefore, successfully getting about 400 words written this evening on a short story I'm noodling around with? Makes me very happy. The trick will be to see if I can keep doing it.