07/14/00 -- A little eye-candy, please
A day mostly off and the X-Men movie
So we pretty much had a day off. It totally
weirded me out. I mean, we were cranking out so much
during the first four weeks. And now we've almost stopped. Three new
stories came in this morning, some from the usual suspects. I guess
we're doing them on Monday.
We had a short lecture on opening
paragraphs/chapters this morning. So in my head I've been half
working on the opening paragraphs of a few of my stories.
I also had my conference with Greg and Maureen
today. It was weird. I was nervous, though I'm not sure I
really needed to be -- though not needing to be only served to make me
more nervous. I wasn't sure what to expect or if I should expect
I survived. I heard some good things.
Some good suggestions about what I can do with my writing. And we
wound up (while they were gassing the woodchuck) talking about furry cons
and furry fandom. Don't ask.
Afterwards, Jennifer and Linda and I headed over
to the gym.
After, I grabbed a quick shower and met folks
downstairs. We went en masse to see the X-Men movie. Lots of
nice eye candy. That's all I'm going to say.
The plan had been, afterwards we'd have sushi and
play Mafia. Well, sushi didn't happen: the place was packed.
We were going to meet at El Azteco, but it was packed and since we were in
three different cars and such, we didn't meat up. So Trey and Buck
and Jeff and I wound up eating dinner at Harper's.
We ran into the Maureen/Greg/Gavin/Karen bunch on
our walk back and somehow Greg or I or both of us ended up tempting people
to the candy place for candy or ice cream. Most of us walked back to
The attempt to gather bodies for Mafia was
made. It failed. *grump* I wanna play Mafia!
*whine* I fear we won't get enough of us to play in the next week...
that I'll go through Mafia withdrawal. That I'll wind up at WFC in
October just so I can play mafia! *giggle*
Jennifer, Mark and I walked in the woods, got
lost, found Owen again, and I worked on the ce2k pages. (Photo
gallery -- it isn't ready to go up yet. I may redo what I've got and
make something that'll load faster. I dunno.)
Got no writing done today, however. Part of
me is annoyed. The rest of me just doesn't give a damn. I'm
tired. I'm burned out. I'm thinking about a dozen different
Okay, so other
folks are talking about their productivity here. I decided I
may as well, too.
This list (and my productivity) is subject to change without
the Blood Roses Grow"
Week one, first story. Wahoo. And I was worried that
something wouldn't come.
Will probably change the title at some point.
I think I'm happiest with this story, so far.
as Paupers, Rich as Royalty"
My challenge story from Sean's week. I hated writing
it. It gave me a toothache.
fucking first person narrative (not yet complete) - May never be
completed. Don't I feel like an idiot...
to Overload" (That
other fucking first person narrative)
Actually, I like this one better than the one above it ...
Even if it did wind up being two first person narratives in one
Than Honey, Stronger Than Wine" (My
Tananrive Due challenge story. Write a story in the style of
an author whose work you admire. Aieee! It was sort of
supposed to be in the style of Tanith Lee. I'm not sure I
hit that. But it's definitely got a Christina Rossetti
I really hope it turns out to be not quite as stupid as I feel
like it is. Finished it just before Maureen and Greg's
24-hour moratorium on writing. (In case you're wondering, it
started from a free-write.)
Time to Time" (unfinished)
Fucked if I know what this is going to turn into if it will turn
into anything over the next couple of days. It's
twisted. Or at least a little gross.