Yesterday I wrote, so here are some pictures of Hobkin for those of you who skip over the "Writing Stuff" portion of my journal:
Napping and being my muse
Looking out from under his hutch
Hobkin always washes his face and paws after his meals--which I appreciate because otherwise he'd track yogurt and veggie juices all over the carpet. It's also excessively cute.
Started doing research on a new folk tale. And also began a new fantasy short story. Man, I'd forgotten what hitting flow felt like! 1400 words on the short story and they just rolled out of me. I've missed easy writing; it felt so good, like stretching after being stuck in a little box for days. I really do seem to be a short story writer. This just feels so much more natural to me than what I've been doing on A Harmony of Foxes. Now I've just got to get myself to keep working on Foxes while I write shorter stuff.
A Harmony of Foxes
New words: 950
Club 100 For Writers
"I really do seem to be a short story writer. This just feels so much more natural to me than what I've been doing on A Harmony of Foxes."
That is so funny. When I write short stories, I have just the opposite effect. They always seem too much like novels.
You have the most adorable muse I've ever seen. Hobkin is, as always, soooo cute.
I love the pictures you post of him, but I like to follow your writing stats and thoughts, too. I think it helps to learn from how other writers work, their victories, what they suffer through.
And, while I wish you--and other writers--all the victories in the world, sometimes, it helps those of us who are struggling (especially with self-confidence issues) to see that writers who are already published still struggle with some of the same issues we're trying so hard to overcome.
I find your writing comments very inspirational, particularly since I've read some of your work on Critters and then seen one particular piece from Critters in print, too. That was so cool.
You're so lucky to be talented...even when the words might not always come as easily as you'd like.
Sorry to leave this on an unrelated post, but I just finished "The Storyteller's Wife" and loved it. :) Isn't this your second story in RoF now? And didn't I tell you some time ago that I could definitely see reading your work in Realms? I tried to find the post where you put up part of the story art, but didn't have any luck. I gave up after scrolling back just a few pages, and I was looking spcecifically for the art so if it was under a cut I missed it. And you need to write more (on LJ) about the trouble Hobkins gets into, otherwise I'm going to be seriously wanting a skunk, he's entirely too cute. :) (Never mind that skunks are illegal in Wisconsin and ChiaPet would ream me a new one if I brought a skunk home!)
I'm so glad you liked "Storyteller's Wife"! It's one of my favorites that I've written to date. And yep, it's my second in RoF. The first one was in the February issue, "Returning My Sister's Face."
Um, artwork LJ posts: A detail on "Hobs" Here and the full image Here. Heather Hudson was the illustrator and I love what she came up with!
i like the writing updates. at several points throughout the past 15 or so years, specially in high school since my teachers told me all the time that i should be one, i've toyed with the idea of trying to be a writer. your updates give me an idea of what it really is like in the day-to-day life of an actual writer. so that's groovy.
in the meantime, Hobkin pics make me *squeee* all over myself, and that's always nice. specially when i'm feeling down, heh