Well, I’ve completed a number of writing projects lately, though none have moved me any closer to the ultimate goal of finishing a novel. Still, at least I’m writing.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
- Finished and submitted my story for Karen Lee Field’s writing contest. You still have until the end of the month to win an Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to enter. I really want to post that here, but I’ll wait for her to post it to her site on November 1.
- Wrote a story in defense of Jar Jar Binks for a writing contest held by sci-fi author John Scalzi. Here is a link to the contest, and you can do a search in your web browser for “strugglingwriter” to find my entry.
- I entered writing agent Nathan Bransford’s first paragraph contest, posting the opening paragraph from the novel I’m currently “working on”. You may have a bit of difficulty finding my entry there, but I can tell you mine is entry number 1958 or so, posted at October 14, 2009 1:21 PM, and is under the name Paul.
- Began a 35,000 word tribute to the greatness of Captain Lou Albano (RIP) and his marvelous rubber bands. Well, not really, but I’m still gonna miss the guy. My only question I have, though, is what exactly was he a captain of, other than Industry?
So, I have been busy, but not overly productive. That my friends, is why I call myself Struggling Writer.
8 thoughts on “Busy Writing – Kinda”
Why am I oddly disappointed to discover that the tribute to Captain Lou Albano is never to be?
I will go away feeling as if something wonderful has been taken from me tonight…
Oh, I would SO write that I thought there was a market! Anything to procrastinate on my real writing 🙂
Thanks for the giggle 🙂
It doesn’t matter what you are writing, just as long as you are writing, right? And, you may have a chance at winning one of those contests. I wish you luck.
Thanks Susan. There’s always a chance, I suppose.
It’s important to write something, even if it’s not the novel. That will make the novel better in the end, anyway.
Good luck on the contests! I read the paragraph, but I haven’t read the others. One of these days I’m going to be caught up on my crit group books (I have 2 MS I’m working on) and my own edits due back and I’m going to read more of your writing!! I am! They look very promising!
I just signed up for NaNoWriMo. I’m pumped. I haven’t been working on anything in a while so I am excited to get back in the game.
Glad to hear that I’m the only one being lazy! Way to go on the hard work!
I’m just procrastinating in a different way. Glad to hear you are doing NaNoWriMo. Should be a crazy month.
Any writing is good writing. I’m not sure about NaNoWriMo yet, I’m not good with commitment.