He loved to eat lettuce and strawberry tops. He liked to take the occasional shower. He was mercurial--purring one second, hissing the next. He loved to perch on shoulders and jump on backs.
Even with the other kitties around, the house feels empty.
It's rough living in one city and working in another.
I'm settling into something like a routine, even though that routine is convoluted and strange. I'm glad I took the job--it's a great blend of my Med Tech background and my writing background for one thing, and I'm having a lot of great experiences for another--but oof. Now that I've got a bit of structure, the writing is coming back. I'm *this close* to finishing the WIP. I've got three stories and an essay to write by the end of the year, and I'm confident that will happen. I'm leading the Library at Origins Game Fair this year, and things are falling into place with that.
I'm even inspired enough to at least think about blogging here a bit more often. Nuts, huh?
Anyway, that's what's been up with me. How's your life?
Holy shit, were they right. Time moves faster now, physics be damned. HOW IS IT ALMOST JULY ALREADY? And the rest of the summer is going to fly by, too. I've got tons of reading to do for a workshop (on top of the usual writing group crits), guitar to play, Christmas gifts to knit, and oh-yeah-by-the-way, friends and family to see. I'm grateful my life is so full--and fulfilling!--but damn. In the words of Ferris, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.
How do you guys stop and smell the proverbial roses?
These are the 5 things I'd like to try as a writer.
1. A full-length screenplay.
2. An adult novel (my novels up to now have been YA).
3. Start and finish a novel in the span of a month (not a 50K nano novel, but a 75K YA).
4. Complete a short story a week for one year.
5. Write without fear.
3:00—Flash your fiction
4:00—The Fine Art of Schmoozing
12:00—what’s in your literary kitchen?
10:00—Pushing the YA envelope
11:00 Practice makes perfect
1. I blog sooooo much less since I started using twitter. But then you already knew that.
2. I've watched Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods. It's official: Whedon is my master now.
3. I've finished the first draft of the WIP. Goal: finish the second draft by mid-July.
4. I've read FAIR COIN by E. C. Meyers. Great book with a cool concept. It's The Butterfly Effect meets Quantum Leap.
Huh. When I say a book is "like" something else I usually compare them to movies or TV shows, not other books. Interesting.
5. If you follow me on twitter you already know 2-4.
Net Impact is like the movies True Lies and Mission Impossible meets Ready Player One with a dash of Vince Flynn's books thrown in for seasoning. While it does start off a bit slow--we're given a lot of information at the beginning--once the action starts it rocks and rolls until the end. There's death, mayhem, humor, technology, gaming, and intrigue all rolled up into one satisfying read. If you're looking for something to keep you up late on Wednesday night, Bingle's book should do the trick.