May 10, 2003

Somewhat Steady Progress

I finally seem to be making steady progress on the rewrite. I've tried to come up with a weekly goal that isn't too demanding, but will insure I actually get somewhere with this thing. As things stand, I'm pretty sure I'll be done by the end of June, though. Fingers crossed.

May 08, 2003

End of Semester Blues

As the end of the semester slowly nears (and I do mean slowly), I find myself slipping behind in my school work. Nothing serious; not yet at least. But I just want to be done with this. I'm getting cranky because the classes seem so pointless. I'm already accepted to the school I really want to go to. Why bother with these, right? Except that I paid for them, and the credits will transfer, and that means two less general education classes I'll ever have to take again...ever. Still, it's hard to keep things in perspective when I've got this dang rewrite calling me, meanwhile the rest of my world seems to be falling down around me like I'm freakin Chicken Little or something. But that's all old news.

I'm still debating about what to write next. The novel I assumed I'd write just doesn't grab me anymore. When I conceived the idea, long before I wrote my current WIP, it felt fresh and meaningful. Now it feels flat and shallow. Might be I learned something from the current WIP that makes that last idea obsolete. I've tried rearranging the pieces of the old idea, but nothing's pinching me in the ass, saying, "Oh, oh, you gotta write that!" I might just have to lay that one to rest. But if I do, I'm going to have to pirate the title I have for it. I like it way too much. So the trick might be to come up with some other idea that still fits the title. Hmmmm.

May 05, 2003


Creeped myself out with the writing this weekend. I wrote yet another new scene that I really like and that better fleshes out my bad guy, I think. I have to admit, though I'm writing more new stuff on this revision than I'd like (I just want to be done), it's turning out really well. The first 100 pages or so are revised and humming along. Everything's a lot stronger now--I hope. I also posted my revisions on the BN board. I really wish I had more time to write, though. Ah, well. Slowly but surely, the book will get done.

In other news, I recieved a letter telling me I've been accepted to Columbia College Chicago. Getting accepted to the college, however, was the easy part. Getting enough financial aid, finding a new apartment, packing everything up, and moving across the country. That's the hard part. We'll see what happens.