Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ok, so I'm reading through this novel, adding my critique comments; but my mind isn't totally on the story. Why?
Well; I've surfed the blogs here and there on day job and crit breaks and seen what's out there - even if I haven't commented. (BTW; I did finally vote for the Ren3 finalist, but I'm unhappy I had to chose only one. I'd buy all six novels if I saw them in a bookstore . .)
There are several events I want to participate in - yes all in my community events or listed in my right side bar. But I'm behind in my critiquing b/c I joined too many events in October, had my own publishing excitement, had to write a submission for my ftf crit group, checked out loads of blogs and several blog tours . . and now I'm giving a lot of heavy thought to just chucking it all and reading some books.
I got tons of those sitting around in the Kindle or physical bookshelves waiting to be read . .
So; back to the crit . . I'm reading along and the scene involves *** and I'm intrigued and engaged enough not to add any red or blue comments. But the segment sticks in my mind, apparently; because not long after I read ### which is totally unrelated. Except to my muse . .
So I open a blank works document and work on ### which eventually brings me to $$$ and that sorta ties into *** . . Well, that sucks, because its over word count for the WRiTE Club excerpt thats been on my mind for a couple weeks. OH, wait; is that where this is going? How did I get there from the ms I've been reading for over a month?
"But, don't you like ***" Muse asks.
Nevermind; the problem now is I have this shiny new idea that has nothing to do with anything I've been working on lately but looks sort of . . . Damn.
Tell me you've never encountered the problem?
You're working on this one thing, and some rude *#$ just pushes everything else aside in your WRiTE brain; and next thing you know you've started a new project. And haven't a clue where its going, or where it came from, but if you don't drop everything and write it out as it comes to you in bits and pieces you're sure you'll lose it forever.
Except . . you'll see the full blown idea on the NY best sellers list under some other author's name; one that had the time to develop that shiny new *#$ when it breezed your way for 30 seconds and all you did was write down the bare basics that looked like "Once upone a time . ." and then you went back to whatever it was you were working on at the time . .
Tally ho writer friends; how many works in progress do you have that are from one sentence to 1000 words or less?
Adult content in the below video - cuz I just needed this while I'm submitting to contests and short story publications and reading for others . .
Seriously tame for ICP - if you've ever listenend to their stuff . .
Thursday, November 10, 2011