Thursday, November 18, 2010
Back In The Saddle Again
I've been bucked off this horse more times than I can count at this point, but I don't care. Much like a huge Texan fighting the evils of leafy green veggies, I refuse to give in. I have successful passed my Cyberlaw class (happy dance, happy dance), and I have two blissful weeks of no homework before I launch into learning how to become a certified ethical hacker (there's something wrong with the idea of an ethical hacker, but anyway).
This means I have an opportunity to get back on the horse, get used to writing every day again, and somehow keep it up even after my class starts. And I'm going to do it. I may not have been able to do NaNo, but I CAN do this.
The next question is what will I work on. I have an almost complete apocalyptic story (first draft anyway) that needs direction on the ending. I also have my short story about a young man and the Fates. I'm actually in the revision stage for this one. And of course, I have a few other temporarily abandoned stories that need my attention. Plus I got a gem of an idea this morning while I was driving to work; the idea is a comical view into the life of this guy (so far unnamed) who would like to be more of a villain (with all the associated acclaim, cool factor, etc) but his attempts actually result in helping people rather than hurting them.
During my recent workshop fun with Jamie Ford, he stated quite emphatically that there really isn't a huge market for short stories these days. While he could be wrong, it got me to thinking about my short story and the comments I got when it was critiqued during my short story class. I think there is more to this young man and the Fates' effect on his life, so I may see about expanding the story into a full-blown novel.
And there we have it. I may have been absent alot lately, but I'm a work in progress - just like the novels I'm writing. Time to slap on the spurs once more and get back in the saddle again.
How is your writing going? If you're doing NaNo, are you on track? If you're not doing NaNo, are you trying to write every day too?