Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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New Year's Resolutions

I'm taking a page from perimyndith's book

1. I will write every day, and I will finish what I write.

To which I am adding the following corollary:

Interactive fiction doesn't count toward this. StarRise stories don't count toward this. Writing in LiveJournal doesn't count toward this.

2. I will concentrate on writing The Hand of Vengeance and The Archon of Gloucester this year. I will finish one or both of them this year, and then I will begin submitting them for publication.

3. I will work toward getting the house cleaned. I anticipate this to be a large job, so I'm not going to promise to be finished within the year. I know me. I'd rather write a novel than clean house.

4. Call my friends more often.

Those are the main things I want to concentrate on.

Bedlam Party: This year's House Bedlam winter party was held at The Olive Garden. We gathered there about 3pm and had a meal of delicious Italian food and just enjoyed chatting with each other.We had 12 people there.

Writing: I wonder how writers seeking to become professional find the time to do all the networking that one ought to do? I never participate in any of the NaNoWriMo online forums because I think that takes time away from writing. If I have to decide between getting into a chatroom or writing another scene in a story, however bad the scene is, I'd rather write the scene. I can't afford the time it takes to read a lot of other people's posts and then reply to them, too. It takes me too long to read things. If I read something now, I am really, really, really interested in it. I don't read for funsies, anymore.

I miss reading for funsies, but...It takes so dang long. I could use audio books, but then, I'm limited by the speed of the reader. I can read more quickly by sight.

Anyway...must quit grousing and go write. The opening scene, with Paul and the Archon of London (an utter bastard) starts now. Whether it will remain the opening scene is uncertain, but at least something will be written.

Why is it that I prefer writing my stories in LJ to writing them in Word? Is it because writing them in Word seems like too much of a commitment, and committing to writing a long work scares me, even though I want to do it?

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