Friday, October 29, 2010

Footloose and Fancy-free Friday 10/29

So, yeah.  I've been a terrible, horrible blogger.

But school just sucks so much of my time.  And by the time I get to any of the blogging stuff in the day, there are so many blogs I just feel so overwhelmed.  I'm going to try to be better.  But I can't make any guarantees.

This is why I'm not querying any project, even if I had one ready, until next August.  Because then I'll be done with school.

As for writing, well, I figured out the big, gaping hole in my work that will make it nearly impossible to continue Clockworks and Cogs as a novel.  There is too little time elapsing and consequently too little occurring to carry a novel-length narrative.

Have you encountered this?  How did you solve it?  I really like the short time frame.  Less to keep track of.  But it's very limiting.


  1. You can't keep up with everything. I think school's important!

  2. I have felt this. If I can't make it into a novel, I usually just quit writing it. Unless it's my personal pet project, then I do whatever I want with it.

    Good luck with school and Happy Halloween!

  3. I know what you mean. I really hate that overwhelmed feeling. That's when it's time to cut stuff out. Even blogging. Or at least cut back, I love it too much to ever quit. But when time's short, I will cut back.

  4. I can sort of relate to your dilemma. I didn't realize until after finishing my second novel that the whole story only took place in a matter of days, and had a shoved-down-your-throat pacing. Some writers can edit this, fill in the gaps, etc. Personally, I chose to start a new project.

    I also understand about not having enough time to blog. No one takes it personally, no worries!

  5. School is a BIG thing and it takes a ton of brainpower to get through it. Just take care of you. We'll all be around when you can get here. =]

  6. I can so relate so relate to the overwhelmed feeling. Just do what you can when you can. Focus on what's important--school. And have faith the writing and blogging will be something you can focus on more when the time is right. That's what I tell myself these days.


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