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First Work Week Completed

The first week of work is done. My room hosted dinner and then the movie session with "His Girl Friday." Kyle grilled for us while the roommates ran around setting out plates and condiments. Traci made brownies for everyone, which smelled awesome as they baked. Tasted pretty good, too. Had to sample one. But just one.

We have had an amazing work week. Problem is I wish there were more hours in the day or that I were a faster crit reader. Because with reading, networking, eating and working from 10 to almost 5 each day, there hasn't been much time to write. Today we got out at around 3, so I was finally able to sit down with all my notes for Helen and Ciera's story and combine them with all my class notes on plot. I've been scribbling scenes and ideas, trying to figure out motivation, change, and how to increase tension. Dialogue? Well, that's still an issue. But then I sat down and re-edited the opening for Naamah's Ark and it looked pretty good, felt like I might know where I'm going. To some unknown planet in some unknown star system in some unknown amount of years. But that's actually part of the story. Really. It's not because I haven't done my worldbuilding. No, that's all full of apartment swapping and a crazy computer system and handmaidens. Or something like that.

Felt good to actually write and feel confident as I was doing it. As opposed to floundering around.

And Miss E told me on the phone tonight that I was to stop eating chocolate. So I could lose weight and not get as fat as Santa Claus. My roommates are making me eat chocolate. It's not my fault. Really. We're starving up here on the mountain. And it's coyote eat coyote. And the chocolate was just sort of there in a moment of weaknesses. Maybe three or four moments.

Frog Out


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Jul. 14th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Chocolate is the elixir of life. Give in to the chocolate.
Jul. 14th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Daaaaaarrrk chocolate. Yum.
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Jul. 14th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
ROFL on that one.
Jul. 14th, 2007 01:30 pm (UTC)
After this week, we all deserved chocolate. ;)
Jul. 14th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
This here is for sure a situation that warrants chocolate. I here by give you a chocolate pass for the week.

Totally looking forward to the next piece!
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