It’s that Tuesday time again! And every Tuesday you will be
subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of suffering butt-kicking you have done too!
What I have done this week (8/16/2011-8/23/2011):
1. I was hoping to say DONE with the chapter I’m working on, but I’m not quite there yet. Trying very hard to finish it for this writers group submission go-round. It’s getting there….(I’ve gotta say that these last two chapters have been the most difficult to write so far. I think I’m making it too hard on myself.)
2. Got a list of new markets to submit short stories to, but again didn’t quite make the submissions themselves. Ah well. I guess this is the week of “Almost”
3. Did figure out the next few steps in my novel outline, so I know where I’m going. That’s a plus. I don’t outline a whole piece before I write it — though I generally know the end spot. So I ‘outline’ a few chapters at a time. When I first write a chapter outline it’ll be something like “A and B fight” and by the time I get to actually writing the chapter, I know what A and B are fighting about and what the outcome needs to be…because generally the next chapter is outlined as “B recovers from fight” or something.
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.