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Now that's a little more like it

Had a little downtime at work today as we were nursing a recalcitrant database, so I pulled up a word document and minimized it so I would watch the system and type. It was nice to be able to be productive in two realms at the same time.

Got home in time to go to the daughter's Martin Luther King's concert. The school did a nice presentation and the kids did a great job. AND, as opposed to the Winter Concert that Wouldn't Die, this was a short presentation (only a half hour). We spent almost as long prying her away from her friends at the end as it took to listen to the concert. Gotta love eighth-graders.

Got home, popped in some music and got started writing. 1294 words later, I finished for the night. I used a lot of what I'd typed up earlier today, but I had to write a bridging scene and then as I'm typing, I'm rewriting as I go along. I think I have a nice ironic scene set up here, but we'll see if it survives editorial (mine and the real editors). We're starting into the home stretch now on the story. Four scene shifts and we'll be at the end of the story.

It's strange, but I find myself writing this story as if it was a TV episode, with cut scenes and bridges, but all told from one character's POV. It feels like it would be comprised of five to seven minute segments if it was being filmed. I guess as long as I don't start adding in commercials, we're O.K. *grin*

BTW, I've plugged this young lady before, but I've recently picked up one of her CDs and I can not recommend her any more highly than I do. Lisa Furukawa is an outstanding singer and musician. Go to her site and listen to some of the song clips there. (She's the young lady who was selling CDs between my two anime panels at Dragon*Con last year.)

If I can manage to get a little writing in the rest of the week, I may be done with this short story by the end of the week. That'd leave me five weeks to edit it and re-watch a few episodes to ensure I have speech patterns down right. Wow, finishing ahead of schedule? That's very out of character.

Personally, I blame queenoftheskies for setting a good example for me. *grin*

Words for Today
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1,294 / 1,000

Progress on Redshift - new proposed title for the story
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5,888 / 10,000

Words for the Year
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18,049 / 365,000

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  • 25 Jun 2012, 23:54
    Thanks! For some reason I was really sweating the LitCrit class. It wasn't easy by any stretch, but I think I made it harder on myself by overthinking stuff.

    Just one class this fall (schedule just…
  • 25 Jun 2012, 10:09
    Oh wow. Congrats on the A's!
  • 11 Mar 2012, 01:40
    I'm going to take a critique of Dracula based on one school of literary criticism (say, Neo-Marxist) and then deconstruct that critique using the focus of a different school of theory (say feminist,…
  • 7 Mar 2012, 07:54
    Not this year, alas. But I may well take you up on that next time :)
  • 7 Mar 2012, 01:55
    Well, if you want to fly over here, I can put you up at my place and get you a guest ticket. *grin* Might even try to get your opinion of my scotch collection.

    Airfare is on you, though.
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