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I haven't written more than a hundred words in a month now. I'm also not working in the real world. However I sat down tonight and began to try to set out the basis of an outline tool. I know that there are tools like this available, but I thought it might help me to write my own, so that I could maybe see some of the deficiencies of my writing. The main thing I'm finding is extreme disorganization. Not that that is any surprise. Just a major frustration. So: Schedule days. Work on outlining, work on actual writing.
It does no good to write a hundred thousand scatter shot words that come to no conclusion.
At least for some people I may have some good news. For some time now I've had a piece sitting on my hard drive (actually a thumb drive) that is in the Bitch in Time universe. Today I started working on it again and added about another thousand words to it. No indication when it might wrap up or whether it will continue to be a false start like all my other work, but at least I'm working!
I'm really trying to figure a way to earn money at my favorite thing. That is reading. It doesn't have to be erotica, though fiction would be preferable to reading instruction manuals!
I just read a new story (at least the first chapter) titled Storm and Stone. Let me recommend it very highly. If the author has the complete tale already it will be at the top of the charts shortly. I handed out the first ten I've ever given to this tale. Give it a whirl I think you'll love it.
I started working on trying to wrap up It's a Helluva Job today. I found that I was entirely telling rather than showing. One major problem I'm having is the need to break from essentially a moment by moment look over Joe's shoulder and to come to some satisfactory conclusion. I know that is never entirely possible though, as I told another author upon finishing reading one of their recently finished works, I wished it could have run another hundred chapters.
With that said what have I done? First I've added a Prologue to the story. I won't post it until I'm finished though so no one will see it. Also I've been going over the whole of the story with a fine toothed comb hoping to remove what I considered inconsistencies and errors in my writing.
Oh and I'm out of work entirely now... :(
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