Monday, November 16, 2015

Man, It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta

Actually, the title of this post started out as something else, but then I forgot the cliche I was going to throw out there, because I'm vaguely sleep deprived (more so than usual.) And then I got that song in my head. So hey, ear worm!

I won't bore you with the minutia of why I'm more sleep deprived than usual, but it involves a trip to animal urgent care with a sick kitten in the middle of the night, several child sleepovers, a husband on a business trip, roofers, and a billion other factors. What I will tell you is that I wrote a short story! It's been at least two months since I wrote a new word, mostly because of a new day job and insanity with my volunteer jobs. And more minutia.

It felt insanely good to be writing again. Several days in a row. Not only that, but it was in a genre I've been wanting to write in for ages.

Time for the ShaNo update.


My goals were:

1. Write 2 new short stories 1 done!
2. Revise the 4 short stories/flash fiction currently in need of revisions
3. Submit 6 new short stories/flash this month
4. Complete the current round of revisions on Wendigo Nights
5. Post-outline and mark needed revisions on Lonely Hollow: Synthesis

6. Decide which novel writing project I will begin writing next Barring change of mind, I've decided!

And a quick thank you for the thorough drenching of this wench last week! Sploosh! I'm still making squick sounds when I walk.

Just for fun:



How's NaNo going? Your personal goals? Get any writing done this weekend?

May you find your Muse.

24 comments:

  1. My current goal has been to get up and up at 5:30 AM and write 1000 words. So far so good.

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    1. As an insomniac, I say bleuch, but congrats on meeting your goal!

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  2. This past week-end I sketched out some future blog posts but now need to write them. I wrote a short story several years ago. Uh, I don't think I've been reaching many goals of late, but I'm going to Las Vegas this week. That should keep me from accomplishing any much this week.
    I think I need to get really busy after that. I hope I do.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Yes, Vegas should definitely keep you from accomplishing much. Hope you have a great time!

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  3. Dammit, now the song's stuck in my head, too. And I kinda want to see Office Space again.

    Congrats on the completion of the short story! Before long you're going to have enough to create your own anthology.

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    1. Right? I have an urge to watch it, too. I keep track of when I get the rights back on my stories, and I do intend to put together a collection with published and unpublished stories once I get the rights back. I've started planning and seeing what I need to do for that. Woo-hoo!

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  4. Sorry about your kitten.
    Glad you had a new idea for a story!

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    1. The ideas roll in all the time. It's having the mental energy to write that's been a problem! I'm hoping I've gotten through that blockade.

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  5. ShaNo...I like that. ;) Yay for finishing one short story! Good luck with the rest of your goals! And I hope your kitty is better. <3

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    1. She's doing well. They gave her a shot of antibiotics and an injection of liquids that gave her a weird lump until it all got sucked into her system. Weird!

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  6. My writing plans are coming along, just a tad slower than I wanted but I've gotten a lot of other things accomplished.

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  7. Congrats on your new story! It does feel great to write again after a break. And I like the catchy title for your writing month!

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    1. It really does feel fantastic. I was beginning to worry.

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  8. It's sounds like a stressful time for you. I'm sorry. :( That stinks.

    Congrats on getting a story done!

    PS What does ShaNoShoSto... stand for?

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    1. Things are not so bad. It was just a bad week. But thank you!

      ShaNoShoStoWriEdSubMo stand sfor Shannon's Novel and Short Story Writing, Editing, and Submitting Month.

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  9. Woo-hoo for writing a new story! I'm having a good writing week too. Sure, I got two rejections, but I'm writing more to make up for it. So glad you had fun getting drenched. I hope your kitten is doing better.

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    1. She is doing better, thanks! Good reading weeks are so good. I got 3 rejections (2 in the same day) this week, and I think if I hadn't accomplished something I'd be really down. Instead, I turned them right back around. I hope you've resubbed.

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  10. Ugg, everything can sure pile up and get in the way. Awesome when time for writing is found though. Hopefully you didn't go crazy on any fax machines lol

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    1. You know, as my day job involves calling medical facilities for fax numbers for part of the day, it could happen.

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  11. I finally started writing again yesterday, after a month of the worst writing block. The story I'm working on has been sitting in my head for a while, all the plot twist and the characters. Only writing didn't go anywhere, but there might be a reason. I was traveling for two weeks, and then recovering from jet lag for another two.

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    1. Blech, jet lag. I hope you're thoroughly recovered!

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  12. Congratulations on your short stories! My own goals are wobbly right now. I'd like to resume the novel, but keep indulging in the self-care of short fiction calls for magazines and anthologies.

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    1. Short stories can certainly distract from novel writing. Er, or so I've been told. ;)

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