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This is one of those obligatory "talk about what you're writing" posts that I suppose I have to do every once and a while to keep up my cred as a writer and not just a talker-of-shit-on-the-internet. I think the formal term is blogger, but yeah.

Right now I've just written 10,000 words on the wrong story and before that I wrote 4300 on another story that was not what I was supposed to be working on. My brain does not want to stay on task, even though I am a mere six chapters shy of finishing Soul Machines. I'm near the end! Why can't my brain just motor through this last bit of the first draft. Then we'll have all the time in the world to work on these other things!

I suppose I should enjoy the time to be slow about drafts and have no formal deadlines. When I'm all published and famous I won't have that luxury. [/foundless optimism].

So what are you working on, internets? Tell me about your projects and plotlines. Is your brain staying on task any better than mine?

Date: 2010-04-03 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaninchenzero.livejournal.com
I am new, come by way of a recommendation at this ain't livin' (http://meloukhia.net) of your post on Victorientalism, and I've just enjoyed your posts on 'crazy' which were lovely to see. It's kind of a thing of mine? (Occasionally I'll even take on 'dumb' which gets no end of "You'll never take my WORDS!") Aaaaaanyway.

My brain is very bad at doing stuff! I have active right now: A Really Serious Essay on disability in speculative fiction, specifically the trope of "we can fix everything" whether technologically or magically. An essay on sexuality and gender identity in the role-playing game Exalted in a less-serious voice intended largely as a handout for the group I play with but which will be shared with the four people who read me the places I write at also. A new character for that Exalted game who is a shapecrafty-type person whose other True Shape is a blue-ringed octopus only a whole lot bigger than the real-world ones (whose arms, stretched out, might cover an average adult human's hand) and whose human True Shape has very dark brown skin and very dark very curly hair and is both intersex and androgyne because these are things relevant to my interests and I like poking at the other players. I have worked on none of them today! Written not a word. Bah.

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