October Goals–A Little Late

So, I’m a little late on the goal thingy. Ali has called me a slacker and that I’d better get in gear. All true.

Basically my goals are to get the critiques done for both groups and write all the scenes that need to be added into FJR. And figure out what order they go in.

The good news? It requires writing new pages. The bad news? I’m tired of my characters–it’s like spending time with one friend and all of my other friends are going: Where’d you go? And FJR keeps me from making new friends. She’s that needy, demanding friend. It’s a little irritating.

How does one plunge through? My guess is that I’ll have to make my new scenes really freakin cool. I may blow shit up. That could be fun.

Ali FJR goals Writing Problems

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Jenny writes dark fiction that her mother hates. Her stories and essays have appeared in Across the Margin, Pantheon, Shimmer, Black Denim Lit, Skive, and others. When she’s not writing her own stuff, she’s reading mysteries for Criminal Element. When she’s not writing fiction or reviews, she’s writing/directing/performing/designing plays at Springs Ensemble Theatre.

4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Ali didn’t nag me, but sometimes I think even aspiring writers should be allowed to have assistants.Yes, blow shit up. Blow a LOT of BIG shit up. I’m talking entire planets with a fully operational battle station if you can swing it someway.

  2. Oh, I don’t know. I think more blowing things up in a metaphorical sense would work better with this particular book. Not that John’s suggestion isn’t valid. If you could logically fit in a fully operational battle station, that would be awesome.If you can work–even a little bit–on something new, it helps. Write character scetches for the next book you have in mind. Or write a flash piece. Something. That’s one of the reasons it took me so long to get back to MMG. I was sick of Kitty. And Skip. And everyone else for that matter. You’ll do it.

  3. I’m feeling the vibe of Deb’s suggestion. Right now I’m so wrapped up with the thesis that sneaking off to write my just-for-fun stories feels like I’m getting away with something. I dig your discipline with sticking to FJR, but breaking away can be energizing.

  4. Personally, I see no need to stick to one project all the time, as you know. Even if you’re under a deadline, real or imaginary, it seems like a good way to become stale. Just a few days away every month or so to write something else might be enough. Variety is the spice of life (cliche’ I know).

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