1 March 2009

Dreams and resolutions

91535_poetic_tea_1 I haven’t been blogging. There are oh! so many reasons for this, most of them too tedious or elusive to list. But, yes, I haven’t been blogging.

Oh, I have posted a bit here and there, but I just don’t feel like I have properly blogged since, uhm, December?

Work has been really, really hectic. I moved over to a new position at work a month ago, and it has taken me a little while to get used to the new location, position and pace. We were also forced to take part in the involuntary  wealth redistribution program recently, bringing with it a whole bunch of new challenges. But it looks like things are calming down a little again.

I also haven’t been writing, mostly for the reasons above, but also because I have been stuck on the rewrite of Chapter 2 for Young Gods. I knew it had to change, but I simply could not see how. Last night, as I was drifting off to sleep, I saw the scene to kick it off, so this should pick up some steam too.
I haven’t really worried so much about not writing, because I know that, every now and again, the Muse needs a holiday and I need to refill the well.

So, the new month brings with it new resolutions:

  • I need to resume blogging on a regular basis. If not for any reason other than it helps keep my pencils sharp. At least one real blog post a week to each of my blogs.
  • I need to finish this novel now. Seriously. Before it drives me nuts and all the other stories into hiding so deep they will never come back again. At least chapter two finished by the end of March.
  • And I need to write something new. On a regular basis. And if I do write little snips on my phone, I must finish them and either post them or submit them. At least one new story by the end of March, either short story completed or long story started?

That said, I did recently, via Twitter, run into a local POD service that also releases a quarterly periodical and is currently looking for submissions. I am considering sending along a short story or two.

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