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I am having a hot date with a cuppa Joe, The Science Channel, and writing like crazy.  Wrote a short story Wednesday morning that needs editing, and have a slew of other projects.  I took a midday break today to go for a run/hike in the Pasadena hills, and now I'm ready to sit down and get back to work.

How about you?  Are you making time to write this weekend?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Cheers,

~Jess

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Yup, mostly blog posts and articles I've agreed to write for various online magazines.

Nah. I just sent off MS to a group of BETA readers, so I'm cathing up on other things until the feedback comesback. Mainly that means I'm watching the kids to give my wife a break so she doesn't go crazy and start thinking about the black market on black Friday...

Bravo!  I'm working on a blog post, an article, and bits of fiction.  Just settling in to edit the short that I wrote last week.

Larry said:

Yup, mostly blog posts and articles I've agreed to write for various online magazines.

LOL, you are a good husband!

David Mark Brown said:

Nah. I just sent off MS to a group of BETA readers, so I'm cathing up on other things until the feedback comesback. Mainly that means I'm watching the kids to give my wife a break so she doesn't go crazy and start thinking about the black market on black Friday...

hi. thanksgiving is not a holiday in europe, so everything is just as every day. (tough pre-christmas madness causes more and more day-job trouble what equals less free time on weekends)

tough i wish you a nice holiday

Well she puts up with me being a poor provider as a full time writer, so it's the least I can do!


Jessica M. Broughton said:

LOL, you are a good husband!

David Mark Brown said:

Nah. I just sent off MS to a group of BETA readers, so I'm cathing up on other things until the feedback comesback. Mainly that means I'm watching the kids to give my wife a break so she doesn't go crazy and start thinking about the black market on black Friday...

Thank you, Markus!  I'm just really enjoying the time off from the day job for a bit.

Markus Glanzer said:

hi. thanksgiving is not a holiday in europe, so everything is just as every day. (tough pre-christmas madness causes more and more day-job trouble what equals less free time on weekends)

tough i wish you a nice holiday

Today is my first day off since October's Autumn-colored boots kicked in the door and occupied my house.

Time to fend off some deadlines, then get some words on screen for my project with Stefan.

Since we're all friends here, let's be specific.  Who are you writing for these days?

Better watch out for Winter's boots - they are full of icicles!

Let's see...there are two small regional magazines that I write articles for on occasion (B Magazine and BusinessWoman Magazine) in my hometown in PA where I got started all those years ago.

I'm doing a blog series on "The Walking Dead" and zombies for the PixelDrip Gallery, an artist's collective that I'm a member of here in Pasadena, and I blog twice a week on my own site at http://www.grrlwriter.com.

I recently lost a big freelance project (the magazine closed) so I'm pitching a few places these days to try and build my freelance work back up.

Fiction-wise - oh boy.  Lots of short stories that I'm shopping around, two screenplays that I'm working on, and digitally released my first ebook on Amazon/Smashwords at the end of October.

How about you?
Tome Wilson said:

Today is my first day off since October's Autumn-colored boots kicked in the door and occupied my house.

Time to fend off some deadlines, then get some words on screen for my project with Stefan.

Since we're all friends here, let's be specific.  Who are you writing for these days?

I didn't actually get any writing done over the long weekend, though I did spend some time getting feedback on a screenplay I'd shown around a bit. Some of the feedback was positive, some was pretty brutal, but all of it was thoughtful; I have to admit, I like thoughtful negative feedback. It's the first screenplay that I've shown around with the intention of actually going out and just filming the thing without external funding.

As for who I'm writing for...other than my own site, listless ennui, my most recent work has been technical papers and training materials for Microsoft and Fluke through other subcontractors. That stuff is always feast or famine, and right now it's famine. "Milk money's a little short this week, but there's that box of mashed potato flakes in the pantry....I wonder if they have the same nutritional value if I snort them."

Karl, sometimes you need a break and to do anything but writing to recharge.  I ended up taking a long hike on Friday, wandering around Huntington Gardens on Saturday, and then taking another long hike on Sunday to clear the cobwebs.  And free is always good :)

I am all for good feedback, as long as it's constructive.  If you're just going to say "I don't like it" then go suck an oil can ;)

Good for you for all your technical writings, and I'm heading over to your website today to check it out (if you have a FB page for it, I will gladly show my support there as well).

Karl Keaton said:

I didn't actually get any writing done over the long weekend, though I did spend some time getting feedback on a screenplay I'd shown around a bit. Some of the feedback was positive, some was pretty brutal, but all of it was thoughtful; I have to admit, I like thoughtful negative feedback. It's the first screenplay that I've shown around with the intention of actually going out and just filming the thing without external funding.

As for who I'm writing for...other than my own site, listless ennui, my most recent work has been technical papers and training materials for Microsoft and Fluke through other subcontractors. That stuff is always feast or famine, and right now it's famine. "Milk money's a little short this week, but there's that box of mashed potato flakes in the pantry....I wonder if they have the same nutritional value if I snort them."

I have the exact opposite problem you do, Karl. I work a full time, travel-intensive job and have a hyperactive three-year-old at home. House/yardwork is backlogged for months and writing has become a rare, rare luxury for me at exactly the time in my life I feel the most in tune with my inner muse and see the greatest potential market for my personal tastes and interests (Dieselpunk). It kills me, too. It's one of my main creative outlets.

"Listless ennui" seems rather familiar.

I wish we could time-share lives so you can eat and I can create.

 

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