Thursday, February 25, 2010

A few things....



First, the picture is from back in 2004. I haven't been to the zoo in far too long, and it's not going to be any time soon. Sigh.


I have two things to cover today.

First is the Twitter Story Plan

I have written a story that I plan to post on Twitter at ten lines a day. The posts would go like this:

Start of Day 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
End of Day 1

The trick, being, of course, that I would have to post the last lines first and work up to the top so that when people saw the posts they could read through them in the proper order. Does this make sense to the rest of you? I've been holding off on this for some time just because I didn't know if it would work. I think it's worth a try.

The story is 200 lines long at the moment. I may play a bit with the ending still. I did this as an experiment to see if I could write something within the limitation of line size. All in all, I think it came out better than I had hoped.

I am curious to see if Twitter people think this will work and worth their time to read.


Second, the Other Writing Stuff

Writing has taken a beating here at the last of the month. I did get Silky 3 finished, but I want to read through it still and tighten it up a bit. I'm having trouble finding the time with so much else do at the end of the month, from Vision: A Resource for Writers to the updates for Forward Motion and even the latest DAZ newsletter are all due on the same day. Add to that a miserable cold, body aches and general annoyance at life, and you can guess how well the writing is going. I seem to do fine in leaps and bounds, and I am keeping at least 1k a day going, but I'll be happy when this month is over and I can have a few days to relax. I wanted nothing more than to stay curled up in bed today. But here I am. I have the DAZ newsletter nearly done -- the one thing that I cannot ignore since it's the only piece of all this work that actually pays me.

The back ache is really the worst of this. Ugh.

I am having a bit of a problem for next month. I always start something new on my birthday. Early this year I had a couple pieces in mind, but I haven't had a chance to do hardly any of the background work on them. This leaves me with really very little I can do. I have one outline I've been holding on to -- a YA mystery -- that might be a good one to go at, finally. I also have ideas for sequels to a couple lesser novels that might be fun, too. I think I need to look for some fun little birthday project to brighten an otherwise not great day. Russ will be in New York (or somewhere on the East Coast) for my third birthday in a row. He was last home the first few days of January, and he's not going to be back until the end of April for a few days. So I'm sitting at the half way point in a very long, long winter alone. The weather and the amount of snow has made it impossible for me to go any farther than the mailbox on the street. I hope by the end of March we'll be rid of all this white stuff!

I am still working on my other project, too -- the one mentioned in both this blog and my LJ. I have plans, and I'm working up to inviting a couple people to join me in the experiment. We'll see if they're interested. I might write more on this in the next few days, if I can get ahead of the other work I need done.

In the mean time, I would love to go work on some writing right now, but I think it's back to work on the newsletter and get it done.
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1 comment:

Claire said...

I think it would be fun to read a story on twitter over the 10 tweets. With posting it backwards it'll be easy to read after it's all posted. It might be a bit confusing for your followers who happen to be reading their twitter streams as you are posting.

Good luck with the other project you mentioned, it sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to hearing about how it's going.