March 16th, 2013

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Staying so so so busy. *collapse*

  • The one thing about socks that drives me nuts are the seams. I need to find comfortable seamless socks (on my to-do list).
  • My newest object lesson is that people I randomly see out and about are not potential dates. Eye candy, yes, but nothing more.
  • I have come to realize (remember?) that not everyone can be reasoned with. Some people just aren't open to change, some require more board-to-head motivation than one person can give, and some just like doing things the hard way.
  • This has been an insanely busy week. Last Saturday/Sunday was freelance work and writing my story for the writing workshop class. Monday was dance class. Tuesday was the workshop class and more freelance work. Wednesday was game night. Thursday was PHP meetup. Friday was immunization shots, dishes, and laundry. Today has been call brother (some work came up but primarily about scheduling him to visit me for the first time), more dishes, haircut, and yet to come is bank errand, framework evaluation & test application creation, writing piece modifications, flight scheduling for Penguicon, contact Detroit area locals, peek at AWS SDK for PHP, and ... some others I've forgotten.
  • Did I mention that I've been insanely busy? Even thoughts of "I should contact so-and-so to hang out" are followed by "but... when would I have time? 10pm for an hour or two?"
  • Current Mood
    busy busy
Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Fiction Writing Workshop Story

As I mentioned in my last entry, I wrote a 5 page story beginning last weekend and submitted it for review at the workshop class I've been taking.

The teacher was worried that with only one story, and only 5 pages at that (~1790 words), we would breeze through it and 20 minutes into the 2 hour class we'd be done already. We spent the first 15-20 minutes of the class on unrelated things, but once we launched into the story we went for another hour just on it.

Go ahead and read it for yourself then come back here to compare notes or provide other feedback.

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My next step is to refine the existing story using most of the improvement suggestions given. Before I continue further, though, I'll need to sit down and flesh out character looks, feelings, & back story. I'll also need to decide just how I want this plot to go, who the main character is (or how to avoid having a main character yet still keep it interesting), and what the exact obstacles to be overcome will be. Once I've got a better idea of plot and characters I'll be able to move the story forward more than a few more pages.