Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sequel update

I know you're all just dying to know how this sequel project is coming along. Ok, maybe a little feverish? A cough or a mild headache? I'll settle for distant concern.

Anyway, the answer is: Slowly.

Not for the fact that I don't know where the story is going or the characters aren't cooperating, I just haven't had the time to devote to it. Ten to twelve hour work days are just not conducive to creativity.

And now I've managed to complicate matters by fracturing a bone in my ankle so I'm not getting as much done work-wise or any-other-wise as I was before wednesday when I dashed for the business-line phone on a sleeping foot. Snap! Ouch! Let me tell ya, the answering machine can get it next time.

Hopefully work will slow down soon -- just a little would be nice -- and my ankle will heal up quickly so I can get back on track.

The Trust query is to a possibly workable stage, despite Gamnock's antics.

One short story is out in submission. Another is ready to head out very soon. The newest was to be from the pov of something not human. And so for inspiration, I turned to this Flight of the Conchords song- which turned out not to really inspire the short story at all -- other than the use of a robotic(ish) pov. But their songs always make me laugh and who can't use a good laugh now and then? Enjoy.


  1. Ouch, sorry to hear about the ankle. Hope it heals soon. Thanks for posting the Robot song. I had a good laugh. :)

  2. I enjoyed the robot song too, and hope you're back in one piece soon. I've lost count of how many times I've hobbled to pick up the phone with one leg gone to sleep, but the effect (thankfully) has always been comical rather than tragic.

    And I'm sooooo with you on the not-enough-hours-in-the-day thing. My writing is also suffering badly from lack of time. And when I do get a few minutes to sit down I usually fritter it away browsing agents' and writers' blogs and making inane comments. Oh...look... :-)

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your poor ankle. I hate it when I want and need to work, but the outside world, er, real world (whatever :D ) intrudes. Good luck with the healing and the writing!

  4. Thanks guys! I'm managing to hobble around somewhat. Finally got caught up on acknowledging some critques and doing a little editing.

    Today, I'm trying to take it easy and do a little recreational reading. My body has informed me that I've been pushing its limited capacities too hard.


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