For those who haven't been following, I got laid off on Tuesday.
|Been having fun with abstracts|
And that's the biggest change that you're going to see right off: The focus of this blog (at least the writing posts on Wed/Sun) is going to be my adventures in Making The Shift to Full Time Writing.
I will do other writing posts, but they may show up on my miscellaneous Tuesdays, or as guest posts elsewhere or just later on when I am back to a normal frame of mind.
In the meantime: A Round of Words in 80 Days Update
This has, temporarily, blown my concentration on the dare out of the water. I'm not keeping track of my minutes-on-task right now.
I did a bunch of work, including rewriting the first two thirds of Episode 2 from scratch Wednesday night. I was under the influence of antihistimines and sleep deprivation, and that may show, but the existing draft was a blot of exposition -- something that would work to ease into a long chapter, but not for a short episode.
I will undoubtedly rewrite it before the book version, and probably update the post here too. (Though it won't be much different in content. Just clarity and timing and one minor discrepancy with a later chapter.)
The other thing I've been doing this week, while not keeping track of anything, is sketching. I've scattered a few images from sketching this week around the post.
I did a very nice image for tomorrow's Episode 3 (which does not appear here), and I'm also considering doing "on spec" book covers; what some call "pre-designed." I'm wondering if they might make an income source, especially the simple, quick, cheap for those on a limited budget, or who need covers for short stories, discount books or freebies.
This Past Week's Posts:
Monday -Test of Freedom Ep 1 - "Just Like Jackie"
Tuesday - Story Notes and Concept art for covers.
Wednesday -It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I feel fine) (about getting laid off)
Thursday -Test of Freedom Ep 2 - "Lady Ashton and the Man in the Dock"
Friday Favorites - Peter Lorre and Mr. Moto
Coming This Week on the Blog:
Monday - Test of Freedom Ep 3 - "Mary Black"
Mary won't give up, so Penelope offers some help.
Tuesday - Skipping Tuesdays for the duration of October.
Wednesday - Full Time Writing: Ready or Not?
Some thoughts on what makes me feel good about going full time, even though I'm clearly not ready to make a living at it.
Thursday - Test of Freedom Ep 4 - "Just a Ghost"
Jackie comes to grips with the fact that he has no freedom at all.
Friday Favorites - Halloween Movies
It's late October, time for the spooky, the scary, the creepy... and the silly.
See you in the funny papers.