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I love these two-day work weeks. Unfortunately, they never last. Back to normal 5-day weeks/2-day weekends. Such is life after vacation.

I did indeed finish an "Angel" fanfic, so I have to make a few changes, since I wrote it in a couple hours, then give it to Beta readers and see if I can still take criticism.

Okay, there's a lot of other writing I need to be doing, including "the long thing I hesitate to call a novel but heck that's what it is but I've written so many of these things it's hard to say if that's what it really is until I actually finish it and maybe even send it to someone," in addition to some short stories that I've done for other fanzines (yes, typographer, I know) that need revisions that I've let sit for, well, years.

I'm torn on one of them. I'm not sure if I'm ready to let go, but the silly putty is stretching kinda thin. But I LURVE my characters and ain't ready to give them up, and that's a big problem in a shared universe. Mainly I've let things sit because for the last few years I've had what one might call "writer's block," but it's more a case of having been writing mostly non-fiction and, as several folks know, losing all my works-in-progress when a backup didn't back up properly before a computer switch/hard drive reload. That sort of shut my mind down on a LOT of fiction, including all of said works-in-progress, and it took years to get my gears going again. Of course, I was also coming out of a job where I was writing open-ended serial fantasy on a two-week deadline for NINE YEARS, and that may have sapped some of my creativity.

Anyway, I have an article to finish this weekend for Country Fans, revise a couple of reviews for same, I have to listen to the new Billy Joe Shaver for next week, and I WANT to get a few pages done on the above-mentioned "thing that may be a novel."

Good news -- despite all the buffets in Vegas, I came back from writercon at the same weight. Yay!

I'm re-reading "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Problems with obviously having been rushed aside, I find I like it better this second time through. I just heard this morning that they've cast Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort in GOF.

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wildrider
Aug. 6th, 2004 11:10 pm (UTC)
I may take you up on that. It's original, even, not based on anything or in any of the usual universes (except a parallel of this one). :)

How are you on vampire romances? Part of my initial problem is my first set of beta readers aren't big on romances...
sillymagpie
Aug. 7th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)
Congrats on maintaining your weight! I know how hard that is on a vacation. I could try to beta your fic, but since I'm not a big Buffy fic reader, Barb would be better.

--Maggie
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