Eagle Update 10/20

POETRY

All quiet on this front. 


 

FICTION

With NaNoWriMo gearing up, I have to make the decision as to what I'm going to do. I want to write my fiction project but I also want to write short stories. Here's my thing...I want to do both.

PROJECT 1 - Untitled Short Story Collection
Pros:

I don't have to scavenge stories from my manuscript to send out to journals
I get to create new stories and be as varied as I can with them
It's what got me to win last time

Cons:
I'm very finicky with my short stories (I've only come up with three ideas in the last few weeks and one of them turned into two stories)
PROJECT 2 - Untitled Fantasy WIP
Pros:
I've drastically streamlined the plot for my decade-old project
I have grown as a writer since I last took a serious attempt at this
I really want to go into genre writing

Cons:
I only get one idea to work with and I'm limited to that
I'm harsher on myself when it comes to writing genre fiction
I'm 0-2 in NaNo with this particular project

I could, I suppose, work on both and win with both.

The challenge with that is writing 3,334 words a day and 100,000 words overall during November. Not impossible, mind you. But I have to recognize that my exhaustion does have limits. I guess I'm going to play it by ear as we get closer to the date. I suppose I can always just throw those two ideas a curveball and write a collection of fantastical short stories set in the fantastical universe I'm creating but, I don't know. 11 days left.


OTHER STUFF

So, vlogging has been quite an adventure. I've picked masks as a gimmick and I probably should have gotten more when I was in Mexico City because one of them makes it a wee bit difficult to record for longer periods of time. Because I find it more time-consuming to edit, I do my shots in one take. If I mess up, I start over. The problem with that is my Mascara Sagrada mask doesn't have a good breathing nose-hole and so recording sessions take longer with that mask.

I've talked about masks in the vlog but I haven't really discussed them. I might do that in next Tuesday Thoughts blog post.