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Writing Update: October

Regarding tne short-stories target for the year, I’m on track. I have eleven complete stories drafted and one more in progress, with two months to go. Note that there’s still a ways before I hit target, as the original plan was to only count stories as done when I am comfortable submitting them places. I’m only at that point with a couple of these. So there’s editing binge coming.
Here are the titles, just because:
– “The Tape”
– “Buckets”
– “Babel”
– “The Twelve Times I Drank Too Much”
– “Lift Story”
– “The Apotheosis of Melvin Rameka”
– “Inappropriate Boss”
– “The Intervention Upstairs”
– “The Confession”
– “Box Takes A Honeymoon”
– “Perfectly Right”
In progress:
– “Walking story”
Note that “walking story” is one of the really early ones that I wrote and then decided was unsalvageable. Well, I think I’ve figured it out. This revision keeps the characters, the critical incident, and about 20% of the opening sequence. Still working on it.
“The Beast” comic ticks along. Met with artist yesterday. She’s done with exams shortly and can then start working for me like a galley slave. *plots and plans*
Sinking energy into revised script for “Affair of the Diamond Necklace”. More on that soon. Spent half an hour today chewing over one line of dialogue – it really needs to drop heavy, and it was defeating me. Think I solved it though. Might change mind tomorrow.
“Ron the Body” er. Yes, well. Everyone knows it will never be published I think I will burn it yes I will burn it
Still noodling on “Lament” role-playing game idea.
C’est tout. [Last writing update]

{ 8 } Comments

  1. chuck | November 5, 2009 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    ~m – you are only allowed to burn RTB in a ceremony akin to the one in which Quincy was toasted. All draft readers and editorial contributors should be invited and once the burning has taken place, we will all scoop up the ashes and put them in your pocket with the expectation that RTBv.99(or whatever number it is up to now) will rise anew. Never say never.

  2. Jenni | November 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    In terms of Ron the Body, have you thought of going the podcast route?

  3. Jon | November 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to read some of your stuff.

  4. morgue | November 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Jon: delighted to! anyone else? I know some people have put their hands up before and I’ve never sent them anything, sorry about that, my remembering fails sometimes…
    Jenni: podcasty seems a lot of work… and RtB is a long novel… I’m not averse to the idea but, hmm.
    chuck: poor Quincy. He had a tough life.

  5. Matt | November 5, 2009 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Debbie and I have long been curious about RtB 🙂

  6. Scott A | November 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    *puts hand up* too.

  7. morgue | November 5, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    All righty then… Matt/Debz: *zap*
    Scott – sent to your gmail, that work at the mo?

  8. 2trees | November 6, 2009 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Dude not sure I mentioned this before but I was never happy with what I gave you (not idea wise, that still rocks) as final drafts of pictures for Lament. If ya will still have my contribution, I have rekindled the Fire and when I free up more time, will knock out a few more ideas and polish the originals.
    Cause I got more skills.
    Computer hacking skills, nunchuku skills, ocarina skills…..
    Chur!