Aug 16, 2010

Macrology Monday

macrology ~ much talk with little to say

First, a treat. Go HERE. The ultra fabulous Jamie DeBree is releasing her first novel, Tempest, and you don’t want to miss the excitement. And then you can go HERE to order your own copy. And if you buy the print copy and have some time to kill while you’re waiting, there are some sample chapters you can read HERE.

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Okay, last week . . . what did I do last week? I got most of my blog posts up, although I did miss the flash on Saturday. To be honest, unless a flash piece comes to me on its own, I find I spend way too much time searching for inspiration.

Please note that at long last my reading list has been updated. I have thrown in the towel as far as reviewing goes, and unless the book is really notable I’m only posting the title, author, and blurb. That being said, books number 40 and 41 do have personal comments accompanying them. :-)

I picked out my poems for my reading on Thursday. I decided since my love of poetry forms is what makes me distinctive within my poetry group, that’s what I’ll go with. So I’ve picked out several of my favourite forms and that’s what I’ll be reading. Unless, of course, I let fear get the better of me and just hyperventilate until I pass out. :-)

I started the onerous task of breaking my WIP into chapters. Why wasn’t I doing this as I went along? I have no idea. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, but I’m paying for it now. I’m having my doubts about the saleability of this novel, but I don’t know if that’s because there’s really a problem with it, or I’m just applying some psychological sabotage.

This Week’s Goals:

Tuesday: Part XIV of my fairy tale series be part two of Beauty and the Beast. If anyone has a favourite fairy tale they’d like me to investigate, drop me a line at carolrward(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll see what I can dig up.

Wednesday: A new hunk for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday: This week’s Passion for Poetry is the Free Form, also known as Free Verse.

Friday: Chapter 51 of the Space Opera. How much longer can I drag this out? Will they really get away or is the hammer about to fall?

Elsewhere in my week:

The Scribe’s meeting I thought was last week is actually tonight. I lost my notes about what our prompt for tonight is, but I won’t be going empty-handed. I have the first drafts of the pieces I’m submitting for our online literary magazine. I just need to print them before tonight.

Today I’m going to the town of Brighton with a friend for lunch. I’ll need to remember to take both my camera and my notebook. It’s an even smaller town than ours, but I hear the waterfront is nice and you never know when inspiration might strike.

Over on Random Writings, my Pearl of Wisdom for the week will Dialogue. I’ll probably go ahead a post a picture prompt, but it’ll only be for anyone who’s interested. I’m not making any promises on participating myself. I’m actually thinking of revamping Random Writings yet again.

My focus next week will be on getting organized so that I’ll be more productive with my writing time. I’ve made a good start with weaning myself away from the games, but I still spend too much time checking blogs, emails, and facebook. So, the new rule will be that I’m allowed to check my e-mails in the morning, then no internet until after supper. Yeah. We’ll see how it goes.

So, now you know what I’ll be up to this week, how about you?


Jamie D. said...

Aww...thanks so much, Carol!! :-)

You're going to be *great* at the poetry reading, I just know it. No passing out. ;-) And good luck with the meeting tonight too.

Me...I'm just getting back into my normal grind finally. :-)

C R Ward said...

Ooo, does that mean the next chapter of Biker's Wench is up?? I'll have to go check! :-)