-I continue to do battle with Windows. Each night, my computer automatically installs that one critical update that borks my fonts; each morning, I uninstall it. Hey, Microsoft, I want this update! I believe in your updates! Just give me one that doesn’t make my documents an unreadable mess–I’ve got that part taken care of!
-Speaking of unreadable messes, this weekend has largely been a disaster from a writing perspective. I made almost zero progress this weekend, and this after telling two awesome beta readers that I should have it for them by the end of the month. Performance anxiety? I think part of the issue is I’ve found a rather thin spot in the narrative that I’m having trouble filling. Or it’s a timeline issue. I’ll figure it out.
-Whoa TV: my wife and I recently burned through the first two seasons of Orphan Black. Have you watched this? Very, very good show, and Tatiana Maslany is fantastic in her multiple roles. The concern I had rolling through season 2 is how will the show not collapse under its own weight? Convoluted conspiracies can be tough to maintain over the long haul, and they already started losing me a bit during season 2. I definitely recommend it.
-Frustration. Last night I was looking for a paragraph or two I had written with the intention of sticking somewhere in my manuscript. I couldn’t find it, not in my notebook, not in any of the (too) many files devoted to the project on my computer. I know I wrote it; I just can’t find it. It might actually be in one of my older notebooks. Time to dig.
-Oh, oh, oh! In case you’re not aware, Elephant’s Bookshelf Press has announced their next anthology. Can you write horror? If so, go check out their guidelines and get writing. Deadline is 6/8/15 for September publication. Go! Go!
That’s it for me; how are you all?