Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From the Mixed-Up Files of an Unproductive Novelist

Another week, another Tuesday.

I fear I must report that absolutely nothing happened on the writing front over the past week. No rejections, no acceptances, and no, er, editing... I don't know if I just got discouraged or if the surge of heat has made me more than usually lethargic, or what.

Actually, come to think of it, I did start writing a short story. Start being the keyword. I also finished reading two more Diana Wynne Jones books, Cart and Cwidder and Drowned Ammet, the first two books in her Dalemark quartet; they were quite fantastic.

Oh and I cleaned my room (don't look in the closet).

And I ate a lot of watermelon.

So I guess the week wasn't a total loss.

As of last night, this message board for children's authors and illustrators is quite fantastic. A prime opportunity for lots of procrastination--I mean valuable information gleaning. :-)

And, hmm. I think that's about it. Guess I'd better get my butt in gear and GET SOMETHING DONE so I have something exciting to blog about next week.

4 comments:

Miss Bethany said...

you know, you might want to consider revising your about me to say you are completely obsessed with the COLOUR green ; )

A short story eh? After 100,000+ words/month can you really produce a short story!?

Anyway enough teasing you <3

Talk to you soon hopefully!

Gamwyn said...

Haha, Bethany! Short stories are way harder than novels. Not exactly sure why.

Colour is the British spelling, you know. So maybe you're onto something. :-)

Amber Lough said...

Glad you found the Blueboards!

Oh, and I'm an ENFP. So you must be just like me, except with a more restrained mouth.

Gamwyn said...

Amber, yes the Blueboards rock so much, I'm glad to have found them! And hooray for NFPs! Who wants to live in the real world, right? :-)