The bright side

I’m cultivating a positive outlook at the moment; maybe it’s the cold affecting my inner curmudgeon, but there you go.

Strange, Weird & Wonderful has published its final issue, just before the one that my story was due in. So while that’s a sale I won’t make (payment on publication, not acceptance), a credit I can’t chalk up on my scoreboard, and a story that’s back to doing the rounds, if I was looking on the bright side I’d say at least I don’t have to produce that audio version after all (though I’d actually started to feel good about the challenge).

NaNoWriMo is going slowly, probably even slower than I’d anticipated, but if you know you’re not going to make it to 50,000 words, any number’s an achievement and you don’t end up feeling stressed and guilty if you do other things for a while during November. Such as a 2-day comic convention.

Thought Bubble is less than a week away which is a bit scary (in an exhilirating way). I also know that I’m not going to get an early night before it, and I’ll probably have had to put up with a late-night long-distance taxi ride. The bright side of that one is positively dazzling though: we’re off to see The Damned on Friday. Excuse me while I touch up my black nail varnish.

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2 comments

  1. Hey, I found your Blog via NaNoWriMo and I like it! Don’t give up on NaNo yet – even when you’re behind, one or two excellent days could make the difference. Otherwise, I like your attitude!

    1. Thanks – good to have you stop by.

      I’m averaging about 900 words a day I think, which isn’t too bad considering all the other stuff I’m doing at the moment. Your wordcount’s looking a lot healthier than mine, but I reckon I’m looking at 25,000 words by the end of the month even without any super catch-up days. Not too shabby for a first attempt.

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