Monthly Archives: January 2015

This story just will not get written

In 2009 or so, I daydreamed up a little story about a young woman who falls in love with a gondolier. Six years later I’m still trying to work it out – it’s a difficult labor and while the end is in sight, it’s going to be a messy birth. And there’ll be a lot of shit on the table.  That metaphor got away from me.

I keep writing myself into corners. The original story was clear-cut, but suffered from being overly preachy. I think I’ve toned down the black-and-white mortality, but now that the parents are less The Bad Guys, the love interest has filled the void and become an antagonist.  It makes more sense this way, but I’m having a hard time justifying my main character’s role in the romance.

Been dragging my feet over at critters.org. I need to keep my participation percentage up if I ever want to submit, but it’s hard to be enthusiastic when it doesn’t look like I’ll ever finish anything I’ve started.

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Ooh, and another resolution for 2015

Ok, so this is more of a pipe dream, but I want to write campaigns for the pen&paper game Dragon Age RPG. We have tentative plans with friends for the weekend to finally get into the game, and once I have a better feel for the mechanics, I’m going to start capsulizing my ideas .

And then put them on a website. Maybe FereldanTurnip.com.

Which gets so popular that BioWare hires me site-unseen to work on Dragon Age 4.

Yes this is so plausible that I should start packing now.

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New Year’s Resolution-ing

Having achieved my 2014 resolution/want/need of getting a full-time, real-person job, this year I can be a little more whimsical in my aspirations: I want to write something that I can submit for publication. It doesn’t actually have to be published – cuz lol my writing’s awful – but I want to get something to the point where I’m willing to show it to a human being who isn’t my husband. And maybe get feedback!

I think I’m going to give up on Critters.org‘s writers workshop. Critiquing every week quickly became a chore. Maybe because it’s only a one-way street? I love talking shop, but sending emails into the void just isn’t satisfying.

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