117. The month begins

Monday, August 01, 2005

mood: busy
music: Bon Jovi

You ever have one of the moments when you look at all you have to get done, and it overwhelms you. There is much you need to get done, and you're wondering if there is any possible way you can get it all done. That moment hit me last night as I was working on my new fiction blog and thinking about this month. I knew I couldn't put off thinking about it anymore. The month was upon us, and I would have to truly buckle down in order to get things done. There are several contests I want to enter. I want to keep things up with my nonfiction because this month was really good for me this past month in that department.

I signed up for Evolunacy with a goal of 10,000 words. Those aren't just any old words either. They are fiction words. 10,000 words of fiction between midnight last night and September 1st. I honestly don't remember where I got so much out of me fiction wise. Probably years. I write slow when it comes to my fiction. Some nights it is like pulling teeth, but I figured if I can get 325 words of fiction written on average each night, 10,000 words is a goal I can accomplish. It will just take me focusing on that goal. Focusing and working. Some days I work on my nonfiction, and my brain is too drained to do anything else. So I just don't pull out any of my stories. I need to stop doing that. I need to write anyway. Both are important to me, and I know with a combination of both I will probably be able to make a living, but that won't happen by me just sitting there and doing nothing. I need to work it. Yes, I'm giving myself a little bit of a peptalk as you can see. I panicked last night with the prospect of this month looming before me, and I know I have a lot I want to get done. I know there is a chance I might not get it all done, but I'm sure as hell going to try.

Earlier this morning I finally finished Street Where She Lives by Jill Shalvis. I totally loved the story, and I wrote up a tiny review of it for Amazon, so click on the link if you want to check that out. Right now I need to get on reading Guilty Pleasures. I'm about a third of the way through, and I also turned in my review of Beautiful Bodies last night to ERRW. I'll let you know when that is up.

On the writing front, my review for this week's episode of Queer as Folk is up. Last night's episode was truly wonderful. For some reason, I had the idea in my head that the final two episodes were going to air last night, but I'm glad that I wasn't. I'm really not ready to say good-bye to this show yet. Next week will be a sad good-bye to a show that has been one of my favorites since the very beginning.

I also got some work done on a new story I'm working on that I am hoping to submit to the Boysex anthology. I also need to pull out something I wrote months ago and submit that to what was the Wax Romantic contest. The site moved owners, but the contest appears to still be on.

The other day I added another shout box to my sidebar. The one through Tag-board had appeared to be giving me problems, so I decided to look for an alternative. I like the look of this one better. Less bulky. So feel free to leave a shout if you'd like. And for some reason this entry posted, and then quickly disappeared. Odd! It has happened twice now. Within minutes of posting, this post has promptly disappeared. Let's hope third time is the charm.

Have a great day everyone!


Suzanne said...

Good luck with your fiction goals, Gina!!

Jill said...

Oh glad you enjoyed The Street Where She Lives!

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