Life Happens

Insecure Writers' Support Group logoI need to get writing.
And I don’t mean those benign little paragraphs of fluff that prevent me from having to admit that I’ve done absolutely nothing in the past month. I don’t think I’ve done anything useful, but I have gotten some ink on my hands.
Things started happening. Real life happened. And then, more real life happened. And I happen to be pretty pleased with myself that I I kept my momentum on this blog. Not that it’s great literature for the ages, but at least, it’s progress.
I haven’t touched my revision in ages. Or my other revision… or…
Well, you get the picture.
I was making progress on the Lepterian thing. Not good progress, but at least I was moving forward. I was stalled out on the–apparently major–revision of my slicey-dicey serial killer thriller before then.

This month seems to be all about motivation and working around the bad stuff. I’m not all that good at that.

I signed up for Camp Nanowrimo–without any real plan, and without an idea–and I’m fighting my way through it, but I’m not in love with the idea I did finally come up with. And I don’t really think I’m going to be.

Pushing forward, anyway.

Story Time Blog Hop Logo

Short Speculative Fiction Stories

I’m also hosting the Story Time Blog Hop this month, and I want to invite everyone to join us.  The rules and details are here, but if you write Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Speculative Fiction, you’d probably fit in. The deadline for links is July 20th.  If you’re interested in taking a look at past stories, I keep a list of Story Time Blog Hop Links that could keep you busy for a while.

I’d love to see everybody reading with us on the 27th, when the new Story Time tales go live.

So, **closes eyes, clenches jaw, and leaps.** Please come to my party, everyone.


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    I feel that. Need to get to writing. I get this feeling like time is running out kind of thing although not realistic.
    Happy IWSG Day

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      I’ve heard a cynical old saying, that life begins when you realize how short life is. So, I should be knee deep in productivity sometime soon.

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    I know how you feel. I get so easily distracted by new shiny things and spend ages chasing my tail. Yuk.
    Huge congrats on all the blogging though, that’s a tremendous achievement, and thanks again for hosting the storytime hop – you do know you’re awesome, don’t you? 🙂

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      Awww, shucks! I’m grateful to hear it, especially the last couple of months. I do think the blog is getting a little more momentum than it’s had in the past, so that’s starting to work for me.

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    This is the bane of my writing life, as well. I, too, take some pleasure in having kept my blog going when everything else has gone to hell in a handbasket. But I am going to make the **leap** and join your party on the 27th.

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