Boooorrring!


I haven’t had much to say here lately.

That statement is usually followed by a long, rambling post, isn’t it?

I missed doing another “serious” entry on Monday. The only topic I could come up with was the need for imaginative fiction and films to keep us from becoming animated blocks of wood, but I was too lazy to look up any kind of facts to back me up. Assuming you care, what would you like to see for this coming Monday?

I churned out another 1,000 words on Ulrik last night. The structure I’ve chosen for the novel is a double-edged sword. Every second chapter is from Ulrik’s point of view, which sets up some great cliff-hanger chapter endings, but at the same time forces me to put off some characters longer than I’d like. Anyway, no word meter to track last night’s progress. Next time.

I have another job interview at one of the local newspapers. It’s the paper I interviewed for a few weeks ago, but this time we’ll be talking about a copy editor position. Maybe this time out I can avoid getting a parking ticket during the interview.

Being an HWA trustee is proving to be very … enlightening. If you’ve sent me an e-mail and I haven’t responded, it’s probably because I’m buried under e-mail from the rest of the board and officers.

Last thing. I promise. The new What’s On Board newsletter will be out soon from Horror World. It features an interview I did with Ray Garton. You can sign up to receive the newsletter at the Horror World site.


0 responses to “Boooorrring!”

  1. Being an HWA trustee is proving to be very … enlightening. If you’ve sent me an e-mail and I haven’t responded, it’s probably because I’m buried under e-mail from the rest of the board and officers.
    Yeah, it’s a joy, isn’t it? 😉
    It’s really feast or famine, though. There will be times when 30 emails will be flying all day and other times when there’s nothing going on for weeks.

  2. “Assuming you care, what would you like to see for this coming Monday?”
    Ending a chapter. You mentioned about leaving cliffhanger endings to chapters, making you want to find out what happened to someone. I’ve also been told by others to finish the thought, finish the scene to keep it succint and more powerful rather than chopping it up. How do you decide where to end chapters and what are the various downfalls that you’ve come across? (Even if you’re not switching POV)

  3. A possible topic…
    When you find time, perhaps you could shed some light on the vast world of marketting oneself… how you do it, what works, what doesn’t… how not to sound like a complete jackhole. I’d be interested in that…

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