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.
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Still writing. Slowly making progress. S also gave me a theme for another bit of (unwritten) flash fiction: Wilder. I think she’s a bit taken by a novel she’s just finished called Wilder Girls.
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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.
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Another story up. This one is called Lingua. Maybe it’s about forgetting that people aren’t like yourself? Or using people as a means to an end? Something else? It’s only 250 words. Read it and see what you think.
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Libraries. This week’s story is about a library, called the Library of Kept Things. Libraries are one of those things that my mind keeps returning to.
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This week’s flash fiction is called Time to Leave. It’s about someone having problems orchestrating the lives of many other people.
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