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Veering off course

I’m not making any progress with Chasing Ascension at the moment, to be honest, I can’t even bring myself to read it through so I’m putting it in the ‘too hard for right now’ basket and moving on to something else for the time being (like, the next week or so).

Instead, I’m going to give some attention to a story which has languished for far too long! It needs a new title, a rewrite and polish, but I know exactly how to go about that so it doesn’t feel too daunting. The plan is to have it ready and posted here on the blog for Christmas – free fiction for Christmas, yay!

I’m also going to go through Birth Rights again, as I am considering entering it into a short story competition for Au Contraire. While I’m pretty sure that it won’t make the grade, I also think it’s a wonderful thing to support NZ stuff.

As for other stuff – everything is ticking along nicely.

I’ve succumbed and downloaded/activated the 10 day free trial of Wrath of the Lich King. Hubby and I have both decided that we’re going back to WoW on a casual basis at the end of the trial (hey, if you have ten days free play, why would you pay for it before then?? lol). I’m wasting a lot of time on it at the moment but then it’s just nice to be playing again and I know that my brain wouldn’t be working on the writing stuff at the moment anyways so there is no harm done. Now that I have a plan with the short story stuff I can move ahead with that and find a nice balance between work and play. I need my play, and I haven’t been getting a whole lot of it lately.

Anyways, that’s it from me for now! I’m going to let Chasing Ascension’s world tick over in my mind while I work on these shorts, and hopefully when I get back into it I can move ahead full steam. I’m still really keen on the idea, and the characters, but I really need to resolve the issues before I move ahead and I just don’t have the brain power for that right now. Only three weeks until I get upgraded to ‘second trimester’ and I am hoping that this funk I am in disappears along with the first trimester.

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9 thoughts on “Veering off course”

  1. Good luck with the writing. In all honesty I think it would be impossible to start a project seriously at this time of year with everything that is about to come up to interrupt the flow. That said I’m working through old pieces and updating rather than plunging headlong into something that I won’t finish before I get distracted.
    Have fun with the playing and I wish you the best.

    1. Thanks Cassandra 🙂
      I hadn’t even stopped to give a second thought to the time of year! lol life is always busy, so I just muddle along as best I can. Hopefully at some point in the near future I’ll actually feel like I’m making some progress though.

  2. “Only three weeks until I get upgraded to ’second trimester’ and I am hoping that this funk I am in disappears along with the first trimester.”

    Hope so!!

    My brain is in full pregnancy swing (I know some women who say it never passes lol). Yet, at 14 weeks the writing is flowing wonderfully again! Good luck.

    1. Thanks Jennifer! Great to hear that your writing is flowing again 🙂 that’s where I want to be!

      I was really productive during my last pregnancy, though now I have two children to occupy my time with rather than one, so I guess I shouldn’t get my expectations too high.

      I love being pregnant, it’s a wonderful place to be 🙂 and so awesome to know another writer who is in the same place at the same time!

  3. Good luck with the short story competition! I’ve been seriously considering writing a few myself, but I haven’t written a short story in ages.

    I kind of wonder what I’ll be like should I ever get pregnant–if I’m like anything like my mother, it’ll be difficult for me–especially the first trimiester–and I probably won’t like it very much 😦 But who knows, I could be different–at least I’m very much hoping and praying that I am!

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