The ice plant in the neighborhood is in full bloom.
So I haven’t made any progress on the Bang Story other than the initial 1,000 words I have written. Not sure how I feel about that. TCIGTY is the acronym for the story. I think I can reveal THAT much. This Saturday is our first check-in and half of me is thinking of pulling out (no pun intended). I’m a little unmotivated.
In other news I did get updates done on a few stories and wrote a quick song related story, so all was not lost.
This week, on Wednesday, I think, I am meeting friends for happy hour. Meh. Not really in the mood. Leap Day I am going to a charity event with my sister at the local Elk’s Lodge. Also my Leap Story, Four Years Later, will be posted.
Got flashes on Wednesday and Friday. Wednesdays involves the mysterious time-traveling Spock. Fridays is a fluff piece involving TOS OMS. Something to look forward to.
In the meantime, writing-wise. I will see what I can get done this week on that Bang Story so I can make my decision.
Work is still crazy busy (nope we have not even posted the job for the third person yet).
Last week of February is upon us. Next Sunday is March. Things are looking up!
February 24, 2020 at 7:57 am
1. I equally drool in anticipation of EVERYTHING you write. So yeah, look forward to all of them.
2. OMG thank you for that pic. Those are gorgeous. I don’t even know what an ice plant is. But wow.
2. Bang. You really picked a difficult, involved plot. I’m sorry you’re not motivated, but I certainly support whatever you do. Writing is supposed to be fun for you, a stress reliever, not builder. Be happy. I’ll miss it if you don’t do it. But I’ll miss YOU a lot more if you get overwhelmed and pull away from writing for awhile, as you did a couple of years ago, wondering if you were just going to stop writing. That would be so hard for me to handle. I’d do it. But so hard!
Anyway, the job thing. That’s so infuriating and it doesn’t even affect me. Except of course the added pressure it puts on you. And how it takes away from your writing opportunities.
Have a great week. I totally missed 2-20-2020. Rats. I meant to toast it or something. With V-8 juice and lime.
February 24, 2020 at 8:17 am
Ice Plant is a succulent that does very well in the desert, like here, obviously. Gorgeous color, right? They can also have various other shades of pinks, reds, and purples. These are out in front of one of the neighbors houses.
Thank you, I think you will quite enjoy this weeks offerings on the flash front.
The job thing is annoying to me too. But well, at least, I’ve heard they might post it this week.
yes that was Thursday and a v-8 would have been good. I love v-8.
Yeah, I’m going to see how much progress I can make before the check in date. The problem is this time they are being very strict over the word counts which are higher than previous years and submitting drafts etc that I didn’t have to do last time. I get it. They obviously had trouble with people not finishing in time but that’s not me. I work better with last minute pressure, as you know, rather than continual pressure throughout, and I’m feeling a bit resentful and confined by it at the moment. We shall see what can be done this week!
February 24, 2020 at 8:23 am
I think the thing that surprises me most is that THEY have time to read everyone’s submissions every few weeks till posting time. Or maybe there are so many of them on the….committee?…that each just reads a few.
February 24, 2020 at 8:43 am
I think there is only 2 actually and normally I would think they maybe just check the word count to make sure that you aren’t lying about it or whatever but somewhere in the rules I think I read that they review to make sure your quality is appropriate of something, which I guess maybe they just check out one or two pages for that, I am not sure. I think this week’s is only to tell them what the plot is but you know mine is ever changing and I don’t outline, so um, yeah! 😀 😀 😀
February 24, 2020 at 12:21 pm
Love the flowers. Very pretty,! We have the shoots of early spring bulbs peeking through the ground here. The last couple of days have been very mild. Hope it can continue, but you never know with New York weather. You’re not guaranteed spring weather until April and at least the second week of April. We had a huge blizzard here on April Fools’ Day the first year we moved out of NYC, April ‘97. What a welcome to country living!
It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, I look forward to anything you write. If the big bang is too much pressure and your muse doesn’t inspire you, you do not have to do it. Although the storyline you come up with I wouldn’t mind seeing at some future time at your own convenience. 😉
I’m sort of looking forward to March 1 but then again I’m not. My daughter, the art student, has to finish her incomplete in film history from last semester by March 1. And she struggling to get it completed. Time will tell.
Hope your job stress eases snd they hire another person. My husband’s job hasn’t advertised for a replacement for someone who quit about a year ago. So I know how that can be, after seeing him trying to do the work of more than one person.
Hope you have a wonderful week and get some relaxation time in. And I hope your social obligations are not too overwhelming.
February 24, 2020 at 12:29 pm
Thank you. I just saw the check in form and it requires you to say what your idea is for the plot and to say how far along you are. Their example says “6,000 words”. Er…no. They do have the option on the form of withdrawing, but I hate to be a quitter. So we will see. I would write it no matter what, never fear, it’s just whether it makes it to the Bang.
I hope your daughter makes it. ❤
February 25, 2020 at 4:15 am
Beautiful plant 🙂 I love the pics you share of your neighborhood
I’m sorry about your motivation on the big bang story. Maybe before the check in motivation will hit and the word count will come up.
But Yay! For your other updates! can’t wait to read them all 🙂
Yes, so close to the end of February. Although, on the last day I do get to get my pic taken with Shatner again 🙂 and Neville Longbottom. LeVar Burton is a maybe
Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!
February 25, 2020 at 7:04 am
Yeah I went ahead and checked in for the first part so we shall see. I got another 1000 words done so…
Ah nice, I like Neville. I miss your blog where you’d tell ,e who you were going to see LOL
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