Thursday, October 03, 2013

In process - Sept 2013



First Draft
“5 dead mice”. Flash.
“Limering”. Wrote more notes.
“Soporific Pheromones”. Flash.
“Foundling”. I thought it was flash, but it took on a life of its own. I think it’s almost done. Once again, I didn’t know what it was about until the end.

Editing
Whatever I’m doing, it’s not working. Every day I leave this to the last minute, and then it’s 12:30 and I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with whatever the task is, so I mark up a page or two, and then I get to the spot where I just can’t move forward (usually because the narrative flow has collapsed in on itself, or I made a terrible decision in a previous draft) and I give up and go to bed. 

For October I think I’m not going to pretend to edit every day. Instead, Monday eve I will give it a couple of hours, and Wednesday evening or maybe Thursday another couple. 

“Imp Face”. Finished up the third draft then gave it a rest, then did a fourth draft. I had a “brilliant” idea on how to fix the beginning. We’ll see if it works. I’m going to print it off today and improve that beginning again, and the ending doesn’t match the beginning anymore. I can fix that! 

“Selkie Girls are Easy”. Last month I’d read Imp Face in a spare half hour with a highlighter, and that was such a good experience I meant to do it with this story. But then I started reading and immediately decided to start the story four pages in, removing an awful and boring sex scene. I'm sure it's better now. 


Connecting
Ha. 

Circulating
2 out there.
8 rejects for 2013 so far.

Knitting
Ceremonial Armour. KF cardigan. Bodice done so I could use the needle on something else, need to sew and cut the steeks. 

Penzance. So close. 

Hella Fair isle dress in Kauni. Shoulders. I am addicted to this one, obsessed even. 

Eye Lace Tunic IK Summer 2013. Perseids. I had put the back and front together and blocked them at the end of August. The inserts never really blocked out to the proportions described in the pattern, maybe due to the yarn I used.  Still, I sewed it together and it’s fine. It’s a bit sparkly for work, but I wore it anyway. A grey tank underneath and jeans make it calmer than a black tank and leggings. 

Carousel socks. Barely started.

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