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  • November 26th, 2008 | 9:40 AM
day 1

Tried to post this before bed last night but couldn't get into LJ.

Flyboy, day 1.
943 words.

Not all new words. I had two beginnings in two different notebooks so I was merging them as I typed them into the computer. Much of the airplane research has left my brain so I have had to leave lots of spaces with notes (describe this) (needs more details) (etc)

But it is a start. A chapter. I don't think I have a voice yet but I have questions.

12/15 is the deadline to get this into for critiques at our local conference. I haven't signed up for a critique there in oh, 10 years. I'm hoping it will be the prod to keep me moving on.

We'll see.



 

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jeannineatkins
November 26th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Good for you, Susan! I know work must be hard under the circumstances. Glad the prod is prodding, even if it doesn't get you exactly where you want to go -- sounds like it's getting you somewhere.

Happy Thanksgiving!
susanwrites
November 26th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jeannine. I think it is just that I am so so so out of practice. It's been nearly 2 years since I was really writing. Maybe more. I can feel every rusty movement. But I am grateful for the process.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
beckylevine
November 26th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
This deadline is working magic! Go, go!
susanwrites
November 26th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
We'll see. I just reread what I wrote last night and it doesn't stink as much as I thought at first. Still not great but I might make the deadline....I only need 20 pages and the dreaded synopsis.
lisayee
November 26th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
I tried to post last night and couldn't do it either. I thought it was my Apple Curse again, but I guess it wasn't!
susanwrites
November 27th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Well just don't passing your Apple Curse on to me!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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