Thursday, December 01, 2016

In process, November 2016



1st draft
Continued Season 11 Writing Excuses exercises… Got to write one short I’d kind of thought about for a while, but it sort of turned into a high school English writing exercise. And then Rabbits (see below).
 
Editing
“Labyrinth Moon”. Did a final draft before letting beta people read it, including the beta readers in my house, who I asked to help me solve the problem of what the OWW beta readers all commented on.
“Top of the Stairs”. This was on OWW.
“Rabbits”. I’ve apparently been carrying forward a note to do another draft of this one for FIVE YEARS. Though the note was something about fixing the main character, and to be honest, that is the main problem with this story. I’ve been thinking all along that plot was my problem, when maybe it’s always been character.
And then I read The Yellow Wallpaper, and realized this story is a descent into madness. So lots of rewriting!

Connecting
Critted 8
My goal is to do two a week. I’ve been following a couple of people who are doing novels, and to some extent what I was afraid would happen has happened: it cuts into my editing time. But then so do Sudoku and crosswords, so I’m not quite sure what to do about that.
Got back 1 on the older story, and 4 on the newer. And 1 on the one that had gone fallow, but it was an Editor’s Choice, which is really cool.


Circulating
1

Knitting
Ann Boleyn (1998).  Almost finished that first sleeve.
Gift (other other thing). Broke a needle, more than half done.
Duck Baby booties. So cute! So well-received! You might as well make small things as gifts, because bigger things will not garner proportional joy.
Mittens (for me!). Finished one.
I also sewed a tank top.

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