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Script Frenzy!

My friend Gethin got me thinking about it and, what the hell, i’m only juggling:

  1. three short story collaborations,
  2. getting all my stories in the mail,
  3. querying agents for my last novel,
  4. writing the next one,
  5. revising short stories,
  6. writing new ones
  7. AND traveling Europe.

I think the time is right for me to write an entire (at least) 100 page graphic novel in the month of April.

It’s Script Frenzy, my friends, and i’m doing it!

So, along with all my usual European adventures, expect to hear me whine about my insane writing schedule and updates on my (dubious and hastily written) graphic novel. Whew! Artists take note, i’m looking for ya when i get this thing done.

Ok, i’m off to write the first 8 pages.


The new thing

So, as i’ve probably mentioned, i’m *ahem* a writer. Though lately i haven’t written much of anything. This must change.

Here’s what i wish i was doing lately:

  1. Finishing the first 50 pages of “Losing Candyland.” (Some folks think it’s fine and i should just send it out. Others think it’s broke. I just want to do one last reorg and polish and send it out.)
  2. Polishing the short stories i have and sending them out.
  3. Writing a story a week.
  4. Submitting to the major markets regularly.
  5. Figuring out this !@#$ MFA thing.
  6. Starting the next big project.
        Either the next novel.
        or a comicbook script.
        or a screenplay.
  7. And i note that NaNoWriMo is right around the corner.

Some complications are that i will be travelling this month, am a panellist at TWO conferences (see next post), have lots of pay-work to do and am generally feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Furthermore, being sick and stuck in the house has left me really stir-crazy.

So here’s the plan:

  1. Get out of the house.
  2. Break everything down to reasonable chunks and only worry about the chunk currently in front of me.
  3. Set a timer to force myself to take breaks.
  4. Schedule each category for each work day. So some pay-work, some writing, some long term planning, some downtime.
  5. Don’t spend all my downtime online.

I do want to do NanoWriMo or something similar, so part of this will be scheduling a chunk of time everyday to chip away at that.

So i might add a daily update to the bottom of my posts: What i’m working on , how it’s going, what comes next. We’ll see.

Who knows, maybe i’ll do another of my insane challenges or contests. I’ll keep you posted.