December 2nd, 2007

sign stage production

new stories: "When Crogdor Came Back" and "The Dybbuk's Moll"

I've started in on a couple new stories. "When Crogdor Came Back" (formerly named "The Friendship Repair Shop" a couple days ago). I'm into the third scene on that one (about 1600 words). Crogdor needs a new name due to similarity to existing characters: Crogdor (apparently a popular gaming character name) and Trogdor (from HomeStarRunner).

"The Dybbuk's Moll" is a noir detective meets Jewish mythology story. I'm sure that the hardboiled detective in the fantasy world has been done before, but I think it will be fun. This writing was a brief dalliance and I'll be returning to "When Crogdor Came Back" and finishing it before going any further on "Dybbuk's Moll".

writing: Nov 07 review, Dec 07 plans

November in review
- Finished a revision of "Crow and Samoset" and sent to ti matociquala for comments, as it was for the homework she assigned me at VP.
- Wrote first drafts of "Real Space" and "Breaking In"
- Critique of parts of "Real Enuf 4 U" at SacSpec. Positive reception.
- Critique of "Hunters" from kenscholes. Good notes from Ken.
- Attended Norwescon Orycon, critiques of "Samsara" (whole work); open reading and crit of "Crow and Samoset" (1st 300 words) and "Real Space" (1st 10 pages). Good feedback and positive comments on all three.
- Did a light revision of "Fishing Trip" and "Game of Chase" for submission to Norwescon writing workshop
- Started in on new story "Friendship Repair Shop" (later called "When Crogdor Came Back")

Overall, a decent month.

December plans
- Write a story by the 15th (probably "When Crogdor Came Home") and by the 30th (???)
- Get my Critters crit numbers back up to speed so "Fly, Boy" can be critiqued.
- Revise something ("Breaking In"? "Real Space"?) for critique by SacSpec
- Revise other stories: "This Moment" and "Crow and Samoset" lead the pack
- Pick a story to submit to WOTF. Don't know what to use yet.
- Read a short fiction story a day.

And that's all. Seems like enough!