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Inspire Me! -- Update

Well, they didn't call me for the temporary job, so either they changed their minds or they picked the other candidate. So I got up bright and early and checked my prompts, and started writing. I now have a rough draft completed at 4800 words, and am seeking a title. Maybe "Skin-Deep"?  Stolen Skin?  Hmmm.....

It's to red_trillium 's prompt, more or less.  He'll get a sneak-peek at the story as a thanks for playing.

If anyone else wants to add prompts, you can do so here.


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Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
There is a certain "gender bending" (editor's term) anthology that has a deadline at the end of this month. I have linked to it on my journal a few times in the beta filter as that is what I am working on. Just thought you could check that out. Deadline is month end.

I'm sorry about the job. Way to go with the writing.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I have a yellow note-card pinned to my bulletin board with that deadline prominently upon it. :-D Along with other note-cards with similar deadlines. I won't make all of them.

Now wishing for a beta reader and a better title.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Let me know if you don't get one by Late Wednesday. I'll read it first thing Thursday morning. Ok? That is if you are interested. I recognize some of your prompts as themes for markets I am writing to. Mage and Music being next up to bat for me.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
Dear arch enemy,

Please note I am formulting my own world domination plan. Currently, I am being foiled by THE PROCRASTINATOR and her sidekick TANGENT.

Actually, I just haven't made our connection yet like I want.

I love that you use that icon for me.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
It's hard when you're feeling depressed! That's part of my push to be writing, I can escape all the things that are depressing me (and focus on the stuff that's depressing my characters).

Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I have a hard time focusing when I am depressed. I can't get sentences together.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeah. {{{{hugs}}}}
Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
I am glad it motivates you though.

You are writing alot right now. Does that mean you are swinging down that way?
Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
I don't "swing" exactly. But when I let external events get me down, I can get stuck down there. So, what with having been laid off for more than a year now, a house that needs upkeep that requires materials I don't already own (and preferably workmen with expertise greater than mine) and other things in my life less than perfect, I've been working hard on not letting my emotions get into that kind of rut.

And I am actively enjoying the writing. I would like to be able to continue when I once again have a day job, which means I need to get faster and bring more of the stuff that I can do when I get my focus just right into a coherent, conscious understanding of the skills I'm using, so that I can do stuff in less time. I need to be able to spend less time sitting at the computer doing the figuring-stuff-out parts of the job.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
That last paragraph is totally my aim right now. My wordcount/per whatever time unit is hideous. This is because I am learning how to write better. So the faster is gone. When will the faster return? I lament. ::grins at the drama tone::
Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
You also know that I can relate to the first paragraph. My problems were car and not house. I have a commute though. We are a single car home. I was the only one employed for 2.5 years. He has a part-time gig now that he loves. It was a miracle he got that. We still are having regular layoffs in the area. I understand the things that pull you down. ::hugs you tight:: Thank you for talking to me. That means alot.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad to talk! We should find a chat room and do word wars sometime. Write for a half-hour, chat for a few minutes, and write for another half-hour. Cheer each other's totals no matter who got the most words.
Feb. 23rd, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
I need to drag you to YIM. You'd never have a moment's peace again. That would be so cool.

What are you doing tomorrow?
Feb. 23rd, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
What's s YIM? And do you mean Tuesday or Wednesday USA-time?
Feb. 23rd, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Yahoo Instant Messenger
USA - Wednesday
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Writing, probably. DM me on Twitter; the DMs go to my cell phone so if I'm not watching any particular part of the internets, I'll still know you're interested in chatting.
Feb. 24th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
ok cool. Thank you.
Feb. 24th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
Hmm....title for that piece......I like Skin Deep but feel there's something better out there, just don't know what else.
Feb. 24th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comments! If something comes to you, or you have other thoughts, you can reply to my e-mail. :-D
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