Wednesday, September 07, 2016

In Process -- August 2016

1st draft
Continued Season 11 Writing Excuses exercises.
This month I got to write a couple of short stories for these.
“The Stairs Going Up”. 2500-word short story, done.
“The ex-magician’s apprentice”. 4000-word short story, not quite done.

“Labyrinth Moon”. My crazy plan with the Online Writing Workshop is to finish stories, send them out and get them their rejections (if that’s what they garner…) and then put them on OWW in order to get critical feedback because I get rather a lot of the form rejections. There are only two stories in my backlog that meet the requirements, so this month my goal was to finish a couple of things and get them circulating so they can accrue those rejections. And here we are, sigh. I got to the point where I couldn’t look at it anymore and set it aside. Maybe next month?
“The Cicatrix Diary”. Ignored.
“Volcano”. The problem was the first scene was 3x as long as it needed to be. It’s shorter and better now. The rest? Ugh.
 “Imp Face”. Ignored.

Tweeted some circus stuff. 
Critted  7; close to my goal of two per week.
Got back one more crit on the one story.


Ann Boleyn (1998).  At the start of the month I was getting ready to rip out seven rows of the first sleeve, do eight more rows of the body, then start the sleeve again.  But then I changed my mind and just kept on with the sleeve I’d started. Then I ripped out four inches of sleeve and added seven stitches of width to it and I think I’m happy now, but I have about 20 less rows than I did.
Folded mini dress. Finished.
Gift sock. Don’t tell anyone.
Eir by Elsebeth Lavold. Kind of based on the tee in “suicide squad” because I don’t have enough white. I cast it on because I need to always have something with vast expanses of stocking stitch. I used a cone of Silk-Cotton and a skein of purple silk, and used up most of the white and all of the purple, which is good. 
Baby booties. Two pairs, both gold. One is for a work shower, the other is for a friend.

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