what, was it too hard?

Was yesterday’s contest thingy too hard, or is everybody off doing non-internet-related things? V. few responses! Or maybe it’s just nobody’s read TQB… :)

I’m going to go start work on the latest Walker Papers (which is currently untitled and will therefore be referred to as Jo Vs. The Cannibals until it gets a title) in a few minutes. “Start work” in this case may mean “going to go re-write the synopsis in much more detail, because it has occurred to me that the books that have gone most smoothly were the ones where I’ve had more, rather than less, in the way of synopsis”. The greatest payoff of thorough synopsizing was the “Banshee Cries” novella, for which I had a synopsis as long as any of the ones for the full-length books, and which I wrote in 3 days, 10K a day. I’m not aiming for 10K days, but if I can hammer out a synopsis that helps me get a chapter a day done without too much agony, that’s a win. Perhaps I’ll discover that I’m really a plotter, not a pantser.

I went for a little swim this morning, just a mile. My shoulder is…okay. Achier than I’d like, but not debilitating. I’ll take some aspirin and go work at my Good Keyboard, and perhaps that’ll allow it to relax a bit and to stop aching.

Arright, folks. Cover me. I’m going in.

ytd km swum: 29.6
miles to Minas Tirith: 147.5

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3 thoughts on “what, was it too hard?

  1. Can you lengthen the deadline for the casting contest? I want to peruse TQB and I don’t have a day off until Saturday at the soonest…

    I haven’t checked your blog for a while, but I was catching up on Digger this morning and saw that you’d commented and it reminded me that your blog is always a good read. :D

    1. Yeah, I was beginning to think I might have to. Maybe I’ll give it a week, so it closes next Tuesday. :)

      Hello! :)

  2. Cool.

    Hello! :D

    I’ve been working and schooling myself stupid so I haven’t been around. Plus I have some friends now. We go shopping. It’s weird. I don’t think I’ll ever be normal but I’m getting pretty good at faking it.

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