I’ve more or less finished off this week’s flash fiction, although I haven’t posted it yet. I say “more or less” as well because this one is currently 286 words, rather than my usual 250. I’m trying to decide if I want to cut it down to 250, or, in the future, occasionally let pieces be longer than the 250 word limit I’ve been playing with.Continue reading “Weeknotes 2019-10-20”
I have a new bit of flash fiction up. I’ve called it Legio, or perhaps Legion. I’m still thinking a lot (never stopping, really), about systems and things playing together and building off one another. At some point the story of the demon Legion came to mind, a hive thing, a host mind. And here we are.Continue reading “Weeknotes 2019-10-13”
I struggled with this week’s bit of flash fiction, Dark Places. Multiple attempts at different voices and viewpoints didn’t work out for me. I’ve managed to find a voice, but this is even less of a story than some of my other pieces. I am happy with how it came out, though.Continue reading “Weeknotes September 23 — Covering Winter”
My new bit of flash fiction is up. It’s called Wilder, and was a theme supplied to me by S.
Work still goes on with the short story I’m writing. I’m now on leave, and managing to make more time to put into it. I’ve also started reading the copy of Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook I picked up a few months ago. It’s lovely, full of surreal illustrations and interesting interviews.Continue reading “Weeknotes September 16th”
No flash fiction today, but I have been working on a short story. I have large chunks of it and assorted ideas sprawling in a notebook, and today I now have 500 words of it written up so far.
I’ve started experimenting with Scrivener for these longer pieces. I’ve been struggling to use Google Docs (my default word processor) when my writing process involves jumping around between things, working on semi-disjoint ideas and scenes, and stitching them together during later edits. I’m hoping that Scrivener’s support for breaking up bits of text, and viewing them either individually or together, while being able to shuffle them around, will help me to not feel lost in a collection of virtual A4 pages with a few thousand words of scattered scenes and ideas that I’m trying to keep organised enough to grow and eventually edit into a whole.
It’s been a while. My work / life balance has been very out of whack — I’ve been putting in a lot of unnecessary after hour work that no one was asking for or relying on or expecting to be done.
Writing took a back seat to everything else.Continue reading “Weeknotes, 31 March”