Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lacking emotion and visceral responses

Okay, so I've got some feedback from a published author on a short story for an anthology. And I have a couple of tells when I should be showing (of course, my old foe!) but I also lack emotion and visceral responses. Gosh, I'm so glad she didn't read my earlier stories where the visceral responses were zero! At least I have some now - just not enough!

So, more emotion ... here I come.

But you know what I noticed when I started editing? Getting emotion in there hurts my brain! It's like I have to drag through my memory to try to find the words to put on the paper. I hope it's going to get easier or I'll have one sore head!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Working on web page

Can you believe it? It's been a long time coming but I'm learning and doing. It'll probably be a shocker but hopefully I can make it work! Fingers crossed.

So, what do I want on the web page? What's my tag line? What branding am I after? What colours? What fonts?

OMG who knew there were so many questions! Or so many legitimate answers.

And I thought this was going to be easy. Silly, silly me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

I'm not great at these but I'm posting them so I'm accountable.

  • Get to a weight of my two favourite numbers (don't want to say the amount!)
  • Finish 2 short stories
  • Finish "The Awakening"
  • Finish "Past Lives"
  • Start something new
  • Work on a balance between work and life
  • At least 1 fancy restaurant meal (I would have this per week, but others say per year!)

So that's it for 2012. Wish me luck!