Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday's Writing Update: A Short Story and Untethered Realms

 

Happy Wednesday!

The past couple weeks have been a bit rough. I was in this funk, and all I really wanted to do was read. I wrote a little bit, but I kept getting further behind in my monthly goals. I seem to be coming out of it, and I'm ready to get back to work.

On Monday, I finished writing "Blind Scribe," a short story from the forthcoming Men of Foxwick. I'm letting it sit for a few days, so I can edit it on Saturday and then send it to my first CP. The story wasn't easy to write because the main character is blind. I had to completely rely on the other senses, so I plan to develop that more in my edit.

I'm still trying to edit a few pages a day in Starred and The Phoenix Prophetess. I'm now writing The Loveless Princess. I also have started working on my A to Z Challenge blog posts. Yes, I'm that organized.

Also, you may have noticed the new badge on my blog: Untethered Realms. We're a group of seven specfic authors, and we're slowly getting things together. If you click on the badge, then it'll take you to our FB page. We also have a Twitter account: @UnRealms, so please consider following us.

So what are you working on?

22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're back in writing mode. Not on Facebook, but I'll follow on Twitter.

Al Diaz said...

If you write on request, I would like to request a post about how to be an organized person...or dragon. I could use some light there. I'm a real mess.

M.J. Fifield said...

I'm still attempting to put together a book blurb. I thought about A to Z posts but didn't get any further than knowing I wanted to write about Firefly on F day.

Best of luck with your writing and editing!

DL Hammons said...

Glad to hear your funk-free. :)

Heather H. said...

Glad to hear you're finally starting to snap out of your funk! I always hate it whenever I'm suddenly overcome with one of those. I can't help but admire your dedication to your projects. It's so impressive to me how you can balance so many at once like that!

Christine Rains said...

You're on top of things! I can't wait to read the new stories. I'm going to try to push to finish The Dragonslayer today because it's a good possibility I'll lose my morning tomorrow since they may need me to help at Brandon's school. That just means I gain a morning in February!

DMS said...

Glad you are getting into writing mode again, but being in reading mood isnt' bad! It does help to read other works and to get lost in stories. :) Good luck editing!
~Stephanie

Camille Picott said...

Heh, I love that you are working on the A-Z challenge! I was always one of those students who had papers and projects done several weeks before the due date, so I totally relate! :)

Glad your getting some work done on your projects. I'm slogging through edits on an Asian-inspired epic fantasy novel.

Carol Kilgore said...

I need a time management guru to hold a carrot just out of my reach and sit behind me with a whip.

I'm working on future guest blog posts and a new manuscript.

Lynda R Young said...

A blind main character? Now there's a challenge! Impressed you've starting working on A-Z... eek!!!

Cathy Keaton said...

We all have those times when we just want to do only one thing for a while! Glad you're back to doing what you need to. I'm interested in seeing what the A-Z Challenge is, as I've heard of it for a long time now.

Good luck with Blind Scribe!

Jack said...

I am glad you were able to get over your stump, those are hard and discouraging. Though reading seems like a good way to beat it.

Trisha Leaver said...

Wow! I am impressed... you already started writing you A-Z challenge posts. I wish I had half your organizational skills.

Nicole said...

That's awesome that you've already found time to start A-Z!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Glad you are in the writing zone again.

That's really neat that your MC is blind. I can imagine that makes for a really interesting writing experience. Good luck further developing that.

=)

Samantha May said...

I've been in a funk too, but I think I'm getting out of it now that I've settled in at school.

I'm considering doing the A-Z challenge, which means I'll have to start getting organized like now :D

Happy Wednesday!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I am looking forward to the Men of Foxwick. It sounds exciting, and I will put your badge on the blog tonight. I'm wondering what you seven authors are up to because group projects can be so much fun. If you ever get into a funk, you can always hit me up for a chat, Cherie.

Nick Wilford said...

I've been in a bit of a funk, post holidays, but I'm getting there. Glad you are too and good to read your latest updates. A story with a blind protagonist does sound like an interesting challenge.

My A-Z posts will be based on audience participation, so I can't pre-plan anything in advance. I don't yet know if I'll live to regret this!!

sjp said...

dont get down, at least you have goals :) how funny, i was writing some flash yesterday where the character was blind, its an interesting perspective, good luck with your edits!

Aubrie said...

Congrats on joining your new group of authors! I can't wait to read your new story!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I followed on Twitter! Good luck! :)

Julie Flanders said...

Glad you're coming out of your funk. I know how that can be! Congrats on the new group, I have followed on FB and will check the Twitter page now. :)