Headache

By Holly Lisle

Had to happen sooner or later. Stress, e-mails lacking in anything resembling good news, and some serious worry. Still got about a thousand words, but that’s half what I wanted.

Still, I’ll stick to the plan. Do some revision this afternoon. Maybe write some more tonight.

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Took most of a day off

By Holly Lisle

I may write later tonight, but I discovered that I needed a break. I was starting to get burned out — don’t want to do that.

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Well, the site is now running without me

By Holly Lisle

Last morning for a while that I’ll be doing any web-work at all. My e-mail is on auto-responder, the front page has only evergreen links and an apology, and the moderators are running the community.

So. I have the six-book proposal, the line-per-scene outline for the first book, and the first couple of chapters of the first book in front of me, as well as print-outs of Sheila’s crits (thanks, Sheila!) and it’s time to get to work for the day. Proposed book length, 120,000 words. Roughing in at 10 pages per scene, sixty scenes total.

Goals for this morning are, in order:
1) Get the last three thumbnails for the proposal revised
2) Get as many of the sixty scenes on paper in one-sentence form as possible, remembering conflict on every page, and all the stuff Sheila and I discussed that is unique to writing in the romance field

I’ll worry about goals for this afternoon later.

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About one quarter of the book outlined

By Holly Lisle

And about one third of Sheila’s suggested revisions on the proposal thumbnails done. But it’s time to knock off for the night. My eyes are starting to glaze over. I’m not a night writer — not by a long shot.

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Six books now outlined in short-short proposal form

By Holly Lisle

I’m not sure which of them will stick and which will have to be redone — I’m going to bug Sheila Viehl to see if I can get her to tell me what I’m doing wrong. But in the meantime, I got the layout for the first book, which I’m already about fifty pages into. (Don’t be too impressed — this was work I’d already done.)

Now I’m sitting down to do the one-sentence-per-scene outline for the first book.

So far, so good.

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Migraine over, time to get to work

By Holly Lisle

Basically, I’ll be moving on. And developing alternatives at the same time. I’ll try to keep up with this web journal. I can do it while I write and not get distracted. However, I’m going to be offline otherwise until I get a massive amount of work done in very, very little time.

I won’t be in the community, and I won’t be answering anything but emergency e-mails. Things at the moment are Not Good, but with sufficient application of ass to chair and fingers to keyboard, there is a good chance they can become good.

Real Writers Bounce.

Goddammit.

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Do you remember the Hampsters

By Holly Lisle

Once upon a time, the dumbest site on the Internet, but one of the most weirdly addictive, was Hampsterdance.com (yeah, it was misspelled).

Out of some weird perverse urge, I looked it up today. It’s gone, replaced by Hampsterdance2.com. None of the charm, a million times more merchandising.

But in my disappointment at not being able to find the original intact, I did discover this little gem. Hamster Blast.

The weird quirky charm of the original Hampsterdance, plus vengeance for that damned song getting stuck in your head. If you aren’t opposed to a bit of animated gore, I highly recommend this site.

Though probably not while you’re at work…. It’s a bit too fun for that.

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Another odd personality quiz

By Holly Lisle

And my results.

BLUE


You give your love and friendship unconditionaly. You enjoy long, thoughful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.



Find out your color at Stvlive.com!

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Almost out of Sunday

By Holly Lisle

Didn’t write anything new on Friday, though I did revise heavily. Didn’t write Saturday. Didn’t write Sunday.

I’m so tired breathing seems like an unnecessary effort.

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Crawling out of post-book depression

By Holly Lisle

I don’t know why it happens. I just know that it does. But today, after a week of living in a friggin’ gloomy fog, I’m ready to get back to work for real. I think. I hope.

I’m trying to decide if post-book depression is just another name for being lazy after a hard run.

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