I haven't produced much content here lately, but I will have usual end of the year stuff as well as a review hopefully before January 1st. I'm reading a book I really hate, one I like due to the writing style, and one I love all at the same time, which as you can probably guess, is kind of weird. (Those books are Hot Water Music
by Charles Bukowski, The Princess Diarist
by Carrie Fisher (and I just heard the news, which is difficult for me to believe that someone as feisty as Fisher could be taken), and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
by Cassandra Clare and several other writers. You can guess which one goes into which category. It's a real mystery.) But before I get into books, films, and music I liked the most this year, it's time for a yearly review of my writing. It's positive this time!
I have received 6 rejections on the same short story so far! That means I only have 94 to go to meet my goal of 100 rejections. I'm serious about this - it brings me great joy to submit and receiving a rejection feels less and less personal and more like I'm in a universal experience that is shared by all writers. Plus another submission means another person just read my work. And I received a rather important rejection letter that told me my writing was very strong. I'm going to print that one out and frame it. To remind myself that there's something right going on in the process between my brain and my scribbling left hand.
I have two other ideas for novels as well. One is the story I've been talking about on here lately, In/Out Out/In
(there are a few snippets of it beyond the cut) and the other is one I have to keep secret. For important reasons. I may not even go through with writing it, I'll have to see how I feel. And I didn't finish a first draft for M+I this year, but that gives me something to look forward to for next year!
Anyway, onto the snippets. This is all from 2016.( You ever seen any Alejandro Jodorowsky films?Collapse )