Boy oh boy, am I behind on my NaNoWriMo effort.
On the other hand, I did submit a couple of flash fiction pieces to Apex’s Magazine Christmas Flash Fiction contest. They won’t pick them, of course, as the magazine tends toward dark speculative science fiction. I’m not one to write dark fiction of any kind. I’ll know by December 1st if they get picked up or not. If they don’t, they will appear on this here blog.
I’ll be writing a bit after I post this, but I’ll probably succumb to a rare early-to-bed moment. We had a blizzard, and I spent two hours clearing the drive of wet, packed snow. I used the snowblower, but it required a lot manhandling as the thigh-high wall of snow would often stop it, the blower’s wheels spinning.
. . . and then we snowshoed for an hour and a tad. Let me tell you, this old body may be in pretty good shape, but I can feel the burn.
Anyway, this is where I am right now with my NNWM-2K13 effort.
As of tonight, I have 15,453 words written. That means I am tracking at a negative 12,886 words. Considering I missed nine (9) days of writing, I’m happy with my pace. However, I need to start applying myself. That will happen.
Which brings me to posting what I have written. As in prior years, all of it will go up on the blog. But, as in prior years, all but the first two chapters are offered up in password-protected posts.
E-mail me a request if you are interested in reading further (read the first to chapters to decide if you are interested.)
The post with Chapters 7 and 8 will go up immediately after this one. As I said, it’s password protected.
Please, don’t just ask for a password just to make me feel good. Unless you intend to read it, don’t ask. I will not feel hurt, I will not cry myself to sleep, I will not hate anyone who chooses not to read my effort. I will, however, get a little miffed if I get asked for passwords by a bunch of people and then only my usual four or five readers actually read the stuff.
Of course, I need a couple of photos here for all them people who don’t particularly like reading and for people who like reading and like photos.
So, I wuz on Martha’s Vineyard discovering if I be good writer material or not. I did have my camera with me, but did not use it much during the workshop. I did, however, pick it up on the last day there.
Here are a few Fall-themed photos.
These were all from a walk Melisa and I took on one of the only two cloudy days during our stay on the island. The sunny days were the ones where I was at the workshop all day.
Still, intense colors do well in cloudy days. The diffused light keeps the colors from being blown out.
I took this next photo because it amused me . . . the arrangements of pinecones amused me, catching my eyeas I walked past it. Well, I obviously stopped . . .
The Inn itself had nice grounds, and this old tree especially caught my attention.
That’s the office back there.
I don’t know how old the tree is, but it’s quite impressive in person.
I like the above shot . . .
The full-size photos are in the SmugMug gallery HERE. That gallery will eventually contain all of the photos I use for my NNWM-2K15 update posts.
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