Thursday, March 24, 2005

Not Much Getting Done

It's somewhat depressing that I have not been able to squeeze much writing time in. It's crunch time for the semester and my classes have me all tied up. Not to mention that my work schedule is inconsistent and that continues to make things difficult. However, I feel better about my story as a whole, and when I find the extra time (hopefully beginning next week) that I need, I can get into full swing.

Until then, wisps of story parts flow through my head, circulating and waiting for an opportunity to speak.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

A Long Gap

Well, I haven't posted anything in several days. A massive understatement. Spring Break was great. I took a couple days off and did nothing, and I needed that. I really wanted to get the house clean, but relaxing was top priority. I feel better, but this week is hectic school-wise, and I'm afraid I won't get much writing done. I am also working more, which I need the money, but it will leave me exhausted by the end of the week.

On another note, yesterday I forgot my notebook that I write in during breaks on campus. Rather than just take off writing the story, I decided it would be a good time to lay out some overall direction. It actually worked out well. There will be kidnapping, and battles. A few deaths and a little love. I just need to flesh out a few of the places where new ideas sprang forth and demand details. I really like what's going to happen, and some things I knew about found where they belong, as well as new things showed up that will demand I go back and add in towards the beginning. I am excited, and that's all that matters.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Rereading my posts, I wonder why I have so many extra words in there. It seems lately that the connection between my brain and my mouth, as well as the one between my brain and my fingers has short-circuited.

Ah, well, perhaps after some rest next week, I can fix that issue. Until then please be forgiving, as I do not always have the time to go back and edit my posts.

Progress Today

I have just finished the history of the magic and the abilities that make Pippa unique in her world. How and why the weapon she must wield is special to her and why it is there to begin with is all there. I typed out a 1200 word book report type thing, summarizing the critical points of that story. It would actually make a good prequel.

With all that squared away, I now understand why my story must happen this way. I can feel the natural flow coming back into my mind, and I look forward to working on it again. The hesitation is gone. Thank you everyone at Absolute Write and to Holly Lisle for the valuable input that sparked my idea for the backstory, and helped me decide that settling that now is the proper course of action. There is always so much to learn.

However, as much as I desire to write now, I have homework to do now. I have to study for my test tomorrow, as I do not yet know if I am working tonight or not. Also I have to do some things for the group I am leading in Sr. Project.

Good luck to all of my fellow writers in having a successful, productive day.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm Writing Again

I haven't posted since Sunday, but bascially, I got some homework done. Yesterday, I played around on the computer some, did some homework, and then went to my classes for the day, my CIS Sr. Project and environmental Geology. The geology course is a night course, which means it is 3 hrs long. For a Spring Break present, he let us out at the halfway point. He's a really cool guy. Check him out here.

So in class last night, I decided to go ahead and write out the backstory. I started a book report looking thing and so far it is working out fine. This is what happens when you have a good idea.

Getting ready to go to class now. I missed Operations Management (boring!) and I still have Accounting Information Systems. I'll see how it goes.