So when I'm done writing this, I'm shutting down the computer, yanking the hard drive out, and getting everything ready to be shipped back to Dell. Anyone who has been reading my blog, or has known me for any length of time, knows I'm pretty protective of my machine, mostly because, hey, it's what I do a lot of my writing on, and sometimes, it's my big connection to the part of the world that doesn't run adjacent to Elk River.
And yes, I know how sad that sounds.
Upswing, I did manage to finish something I've been working on. "VHS Generation" now has a first [well, sort of second... ish] draft, which is good because I've come to depend on Final Draft a lot to put my disjointed notes together, and I won't have access to it with the computer in the shop. Even though I had been taking a little time to scribble some stuff down on paper, or in Dark Room [thanking Jami for that link], I was actually worried I was in a bit of dry spell, but I guess it was just a matter of putting all the pieces together. I don't think I realized how personal the end result was going to be, and I actually feel a little raw over it right now. Probably would have taken more time, but having such a thorough outline of the story made all the difference.
Write outlines, kids. It's the only thing about writing I know for sure.
Anyway, I shot it off to Ander to have a look. It'll probably need another draft, and I have a few more ideas too, though right now I'm just going to take some time, get some distance, and start thinking about how to fix the peep show script. Got some really great feedback on it recently, made me want to jump back into it. Plus, there's a new book to review, and a side project for a friend. Plenty to do.
Time being, I'll have access to a computer and the internet, so I can still be reached and will still be doing work, even though it'll be limited. How much of my regular schedule I'll keep up I don't know, which is a shame as I'm way behind on my reading anyway. But I guess it's not going anywhere.
For now, signing off.