Heard this song on the radio (yes, that’s right, the radio. Yes, I had to stream it, but there actually are stations out there playing new music!) last week and really liked it. This track is from Ms. Kershaw’s debut album. Melancholy mood music for a Monday in late October, it seems. Enjoy.
Lot’s of talk out there as October fades away about NaNoWriMo. Once again, I’m in the NaNoNoNo club. The long-awaited read-through of Barton’s Women is done and I’ve started in on actual revision work now. My goal is to have this bad boy out on the query trail by the end of November. It’s only a couple months later than my plan, but everything in its own time, right? Anyway, given my schedule right now I don’t have a lot of free time, and I need to get BW out the door sooner rather than later. If you’re doing NaNo, best of luck and have fun! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
You may have noticed the fluff-to-content ratio here has been high lately. Part of it is due to the time thing: since I have less writing time now, I’m putting in less time drafting posts in advance. Come Monday and Friday mornings I’m scrambling to complete the the half-formed thoughts I had a few days earlier, or I’m just completely winging it. At the same time I’m also a little burned out on the whole blogger/forum thing. I’m not even reading posts with the same…verve…that I was a couple of months ago. A break may be in the offing, though I’m not quite there yet. Or maybe I am. We’ll see.
Had quite a bit of fun at my Writers’ Circle yesterday. I blew off the prompt (a bit from an essay by the late Stephen Jay Gould) in favor of responding to a comment one of my fellow writers made, and ended up with something that was fun to write, and fun to read (except for that one spot where I couldn’t figure out the word I had written). It actually seemed like it would loan itself to a bit of experimentation in form, using twin storylines written side-by-side, though I didn’t have time to quite finish the first half, so I never got to the second half. We’ll see where it goes, or if it goes.
That’s it for me, how’s everything going for you?