Breathing Room


Hey guess what?

All that extra work I put in this week has paid off.  I have some breathing room on this project. I can come in tomorrow for about 4 hours and complete the ads I need to build, send them off and then wait for approval.  Not so difficult.  The entire piece should be ready to go early on Wednesday.

So in other words, a few days more then I can start writing again.

It is always frustrating, for me at least, when I have to work on something else I have all these ideas about other projects.  Whether it be beading projects when I am writing, or writing scenes that click into place when I have a crunch at work, it always seems that ideas pop up when they are the least expected.

So far this week I have some scenes in Dragon Masque just about finalized in my head, a few ways that I can rewrite some short stories, and some beading projects that I need to get on paper.  Oh and that first novel that I completed?  Well it has been on my bed this week as I read back through it, red pen in hand as I slash pages.  Yep, it might be salvageable.  We shall see.

I am thankful that I put in the extra hours this weekend, even though it cut into my time.  This way I do not have to stress over the next week and stay late of an evening (which I have done on the past two projects).  Except for dropping the last few ads, and some more photos, I can call this project finished.

I can now get back into the swing of writing and beading again.  Might not be as much progress on the writing as I have had in the past but both are calling and I cannot resist either.  I even moved my beading stash into the living room so that I can fiddle with the tiny little glass jewels whenever I want.   I need to finish about 20 bookmarks which I shall work up as samplers of different beading techniques to get myself back into the swing of it.

So I think I can safely project some goals for this week.

3 bookmarks

1 flash piece for Shock Totem 1,000 words.

Edits on 1 short story (word count depends on story)

For this week, that should be enough.

Oh and before I forget, Crossed Genres and Little Death need some love.

Stories for Crossed Genres with artifacts and gadgets are due midnight tonight.

Thanks for reading everyone!

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3 responses to “Breathing Room

  1. YAY!!!!!! *tosses confetti and chocolate cake in the air* I’m happy you did well on you project Shadow!! Good luck finishing it tomorrow. I remember what a PITA those “fliers” were (I worked in the newspaper biz for about 3 years in the paste-up/ads depo)

    Great goal output too!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    See you around ST for the Flash Fict contest!! Good luck to you!

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  2. Stands in the middle of the room covered in chocolate cake and confetti and blinks in confusion.

    ummmm, thank you?

    But it’s not a flyer, it’s a 24 page tabloid that is being put in the paper in two weeks. I think I have 6 ads to build. It won’t take long once the creative juices are going. 2 maybe 3 hours total.

    and the Shock Totem prompt this week is AWESOME! I can’t wait to start writing it.

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  3. Hey Shadow… (sorry about the cake. I wanted to “release balloons” but I’ve done that before so I tried something new. Don’t worry. Next time it’ll be less messy 😉 )

    Flyer… SORRY! I couldn’t remember what the damn technical terms were for the inserts in the papers. *blushes*

    Good luck with it all. AND yes, the ST challenge is awesome this month. I actually have my first round down and I”m super excited. Can’t wait to read yours!

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