Oh, right, i’m a writer. Oh, and, that’s right, if i send my stories out, my chances of selling them increases. Funny that.
I sold “Bakerloo To Hollow Hills” to the Escape Clause anthology today.
I’m very pleased. Not a pro sale, but it looks like it’s going to be a lovely anthology and the people are really cool.
My friend Beth sold a story to the same anthology! Crazy!
Whew. Long day today. Just a few simple stamps, cut on the front and back of a scrap piece of rubber.
I’m still trying to figure out this whole arranging horns thing. I have a vision of doing this sort of sloppy garage punk pop indie stuff … but with horns!
Anyway, this track came out ok. The guitar is a little over processed, and you have to wait till 1:30 to even get to the horn parts, but all in all a pretty inoffensive track.
For your listening pleasure :
i am herb alpert
Wanted to see if i could makes stamps that could be used to to make patterned paper. You know, like for wrapping paper. So i made these two:
And the result…
So, like i said, i’ve been slowly getting my writing legs back.
It’s been a process; I started by just free writing and journaling, then started doing so five minute story exercises again. The exercises have been good because idea creation and the initial sparky stuff is what i’m good at, so i didn’t feel too overwhelmed.
It’s the middle part that always trips me up. You know, all that plotty stuff, figuring out what people do and want and the consequences of all that cool stuff i set up in the beginning.
Why can’t someone write that part for me? Can’t i just come up with cool ideas and let some underling flesh it out?
Oh, right, i don’t have any underlings.
That’s the problem, now that i’m sixty pages into the novel, it’s all consequences and implications. it’s all plotty stuff.
Anyway, i’m about to go do some more exercises and at least look at the novel. My hope is to get back into writing on the book for at least a few hours every morning. When i have a word count of any value to report, i’ll start posting updates. I may even transition back into challenges, contests and bets, so keep watching.