2008-04-14

Monday Wrap Up: 4/12-4/13

Yeah, I dropped the "morning" part of the wrap up, because it seems lately that posting this in the morning has been tough to do. :-)

More Writing!

Yahoo, did some more writing over the weekend:

Friday, 4/11 - 112 words
Saturday, 4/12 - 183 words
Sunday, 4/13 - 225 words

More slash and burn, and I'm currently whacking a lotta stuff right now. :-) I'm saving some of what I've written, because you never know when it might come in handy.

Short Story

I started on this on Friday, but I still haven't thought it all the way through. I have a good idea of what it's going to be about, but I have come up with character names, etc...and I'm still unsure where to start the damn thing.

So I've set this aside for the moment, until the rumblings and ramblings in my brain come up with a decent idea as to which direction I should take it. (Boy, that's really mysterious, huh? ;-) I mean, I have a basic idea, but I'm not at the point where I think it'll be a story.)

Hubby's Job

Well, he's found a job, not doing anything too complicated, but it's a start. He'll be making over minimum wage (which is higher in New Jersey, since New Jersey is such a freakin' expensive state to live in), so that'll be a good thing. :-) As he hasn't worked in quite some time, it'll be nice to see the bank account inching upwards each month.

Anything Else?

It was quiet this weekend. We went out to Friendly's on Saturday (hubby has quite a sweet tooth now), lazed around yesterday (except for my writing, that is).

Good writing, everybody! :-)

~Nancy Beck

2 comments:

Liz Brooker said...

Hi Nancy. Pop over to Riotimus' blog and look at his post there called One More Thing. It's about Writers of the Future, which I'll admit I've never heard of before. Shame on me, no doubt. Anyway, it sounds like a good idea. I'm thinking about giving it a whirl.
Liz

Nancy Beck said...

Yup, know all about it. :-) I used to go on a site called The Rumor Mill (it's actually part of speculations.com, which has a lot of poop on spammy agents, etc., among other things), and people talked all the time about subbing.

I think it's a quarterly thing - you can win a quaterly contest, and then you're in the running for the yearly contest. If you win the yearly one, you get a nice trophy and some sort of monetary prize.

Plus, you get feted, with some celebrity handing you the trophy. I remember one year it was Sean Astin (who played Sam in The Lord of the Rings movies).

I always thought it was strictly for spec fic stories, but I haven't checked the guidelines in a while, so what do I know? :-)

GO FOR IT!!!