Protected: traumstadt – scene 2

May 22, 2007 at 7:46 pm (fiction, novel, scene)

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Protected: traumstadt

May 21, 2007 at 8:31 pm (fiction, novel, scene)

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novel stuff

May 21, 2007 at 8:30 pm (meta)

well it’s time. i finally sat down and wrote a small scene from what i’m hoping will eventually turn into a novel. i’m aiming for 80k words in a year. getting that many words written in that time frame shouldn’t be a problem. the challenge will be making it a coherent, solid story.

i’m willing to share what i write for the novel on here, if people would like, but i’m not really sure HOW i want to share it. i’m not sure i want to do it as normal posts, but if i post them as separate pages, i’m not sure that gets sent out on the feed at all. anyway, since i don’t feel like experimenting with it or even thinking too hard about it right now, i’ll put this first scene up as a normal post, with the normal password. if i do decide to put it up in a different way, i’ll probably use a new password for it too.

but anyway. here it is. tentatively titled “traumstadt”

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this is what politics has been missing!

May 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm (news, nonfiction)

belgian politics must be interesting indeed. if we only had more political candidates in america like this.
i’m pretty sure i’d vote for her.
say what you want about the economy or national security or whatever.
anyone willing to do this jut to get my vote, well, gets my vote.

just click the damn link.
www.nee-antwerpen.be/index-eng.htm

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holy crap, the semester is over . . .

May 7, 2007 at 3:22 pm (meta)

a little hard to believe.
this is finals week.
i gots a paper to revise
a paper to write
and a take home final
then it’s over
for one week
then summer class starts

hmm. anyway. i may have mentioned before that i’m going to be working on a novel throughout the next year. was going to try to kick it out in one semester, but for various reasons, since i’m going to do it as an independent study “class” or whatever and get some college credit for it, it’s getting spread across the year.

that’s good in some ways. gives me more time to work on it. on the other hand, it could be bad. it means i’ll have to set deadlines for myself. i gotta make myself write about 25 pages a month. not all that much at all, but the fact that it’s so little means my procrastination gland kicks in and i run the risk of not actually doing it.

so everyone should harass me about it whenever you talk to me or send me a message.

seriously.

i’m going to put up a word-count meter once i actually have something written (been doing some planning, but haven’t actually written anything yet. starting once the semester officially ends) and if you don’t see that thing increasing and you’re talking to me or communicating with me in some way, you should be asking me why i haven’t written any more.

also, if people are interested, i have some other stuff i can put up here. the odds and ends i wrote for advanced fiction last semester (all kind of connected to “self-control”) and a short story i just did for an assignment for my introduction to literary study class. not sure how great that one is, personally, but i got an A on the assignment, so it can’t be too awful. i’ll try to get some of that stuff up in the next week.

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Protected: self-control – quercus

May 7, 2007 at 3:12 pm (fiction, short story)

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Protected: sense of self – quercus

May 6, 2007 at 11:12 pm (fiction, short story)

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quercus reading tonight

May 1, 2007 at 3:51 pm (announcement, nonfiction)

so tonight is the reception/art show/reading for quercus, the st. ambrose creative arts journal. i’ve got two short stories in it. very short stories. i’m supposed to read one of them, and i don’t really feel like it.

as has probably been obvious from anyone watching this blog at all, i haven’t felt very good lately. yesterday and sunday i was seriously starting to consider just not showing up tonight. there’s going to be plenty of people reading their stuff so it’s not like it would really matter.

still, i don’t want to let depression, nervousness, and shyness get the better of me, so i suppose i’ll do my best to suck it up and go do it.

i’m not really sure which of the two stories i should read. my advisor suggested that i read “self-control” (the one in the magazine is a cut version of the one i currently have posted her, though) because it has more action and might be less confusing. last night i read both it and “sense of self” out loud in the privacy of my own dark, basement room, though, and i noticed a lot of problems that “self-control” still has. “sense of self” on the other hand, i feel is much more polished, pretty much “finished.” so i really don’t know. i’ll probably try to ask my advisor about it again before the thing starts tonight.

anyway. afterwards i’ll type up the stories as they were published (though i’ll probably fix the true typos like spelling errors and misplaced periods and whatnot) so people can see.

wish me luck. retroactively, if you have to. i hate speaking/reading in front of people.

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