Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

Process Continues to Amaze

Probably only amazes me, though.

36k, which is definitely behind the count, but not impossibly so. Philcon was a bust this year for writing. Last year I did really well, finished a story. But this year I was 'on stage' and that seemed to occupy my time pretty thoroughly. Tom Doyle wasn't all that helpful, either. He did a great job of creating distractions from time to time. Others are also to blame.

The lack of writing created a burst of writing on Wednesday during the drive to Boston. 5100 words written before my battery died and I could have kept going. We were only at the Tappan Zee Bridge, halfway in terms of time on the road. A new story came pouring out of me. Alas, I'm now having trouble grabbing at the energy of that story again. I don't really want it to be one of my 'broken' drafts that never gets finished.

I had no idea I could pour out that many words in one 'sitting.' I'll have to do it again on the way home to have a shot at the brass ring of 50k of fiction to be edited later.

Learning things, I am. Next up, teaching my editor to edit. But as for the blog, I have new and different things to post about: kittenz and some personal journey stuff and yes, I shall go back to talking about chickens at some point. I think the next time I drive to a con, I'll post an egg sale. I was only able to shed 3 dozen at Philcon and another 3 here in Boston. There are still about 7 dozen in the fridge at home.

Frog Out
Tags: farm, me, nahant, nanowrimo 2009, writing

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