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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 02:51 pm
Iron Debt seems to be stalled out for the moment. I think I will have to let it settle for a bit and come back to it again once I figure out what it is in the background that's driving me berserk. There's a question I haven't asked because I don't know what it is, and once I have the question, the exploration of the answer should help me figure it out. I suspect that one will require a several-hour quiet period of brainstorming in outline to get 'round the block.

A Paradox of Archons on the other hand, is going gangbusters. Just what I need - another novel. ;)

Fortunately, What Would Have Happened (working title - I'm not pleased with it, but perhaps it will find a new title when it's done) came out of the bottom of the stack without a hitch, and the protagonist is now safely ensconced in the kitchen with a rather alarming sorceress who is about to get him into far, far more trouble than he knows. Heh. Heh. Heh. If I'm lucky, he'll have navigated the peril by the time it's BRAWL season again, and I'll have short work to hand off.

But before I go torturing him further, I must feed some starving cats.
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 10:01 pm
Protagonist in hole.
Author not in hole.

Protagonist is very, very annoyed at her author for leaving her in hole overnight. Her author is tired and going to bed while protagonist is annoyed because she'll still be annoyed in the morning, but more importantly, I will know where I left her.

Because if I stay up late and take her out of the hole, in the morning, she'll go off in all directions at once when I'm not awake enough to keep up. ;)

I am very amused by the dimensions of the hole. And slightly "oh dear, that's obvious in hindsight, isn't it?" [personal profile] jenett knows.

(Also: the AbsoluteWrite forums are very, very dangerous. To both my wordcount and my $payingJob. I think I will need to put a kibosh on reading them outside of lunch hour.)
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Friday, June 26th, 2009 10:16 pm
There are a number of short stories. They're all there staring at me, waiting for me to get over my writer's block. A couple of them are edits, the rest are almost complete rewrites or start-from-scratch-and-make-something. One of the rewrites in particular I really want to play with, but... There are two novels that are actually going somewhere, and two that I keep noodling around on because, well, I want to. They're not moving either.

This is not a case of me being actually blocked. The words are all there in my head, and I'm quite certain that if I managed to get over the hump of sitting down and writing, oh, the first thousand or so, that they would come out like a burst dam.

Or perhaps a burst damn.

Regardless, I seem to not be able to focus. I haven't figured out why yet. Possibly it's because I've done too much working from home and my desk has become associated in my head with 'work' instead of 'creativity'? Perhaps it's simply that the house doesn't feel right.

I'm thinking that since I've just spent the week being sick, and am thus precluded from going to blacksmithing tomorrow simply because I'm liable to be a danger to myself and others, that I will get up, do a couple of necessary chores, exercise...and then unplug the internet from my computer and see if I can get myself unblocked.