May 4th, 2011

swirl

Writing troubles

I don't know if you know, but one reason why I nearly exclusively write flash fiction is that if no-one likes one of those pieces, well, that's a few hours of work wasted. Putting in the work on something longer, to get only a resounding silence, or worse, "meh, I don't like that, I want a continuation of [off-the-cuff flashfic I don't have any idea how to continue]" would kinda suck.

It's particularly bad with the characters I know and like most. It's part of why I'm reluctant about ever getting last November's NaNo up to scratch to show other people - it involves two characters and a setting I've had in my heads for a long time, and I'm afraid I'm altogether too invested in that stuff, so I'm even more afraid of rejection than usual.

But, well, if I don't ever dare to tackle a longer thing (and "longer" with me starts at 1000 words), it won't get better. So let's see what other ideas there are...

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Looking at that list, maybe the (or, well, another) problem might be, "too many ideas; can't decide which to focus on". The descriptions may be entirely too vague for anyone who is not me, but did anybody read the list and find something that really caught their interest?

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swirl

Wednesday with art

OK, then. Wrote that writing post looking for feedback, and a drabble for Friday, and an email to the participants of the CAX April round.

And I finished one of two trade images I had/have outstanding:


I think laying out clothes in the evening helps me not drag my feet so much in the morning. Still, time passes pretty quickly...

Signal Boost
twapa is offering commission. I'm particularly taken with her gorgeous animal art, but she draws furries and humans as well.


Dragons
Turns out mobileread doesn't allow them (I'd checked the rules, and didn't see them/signature pets in general mentioned explicitly). But with that green-yellow one's shell starting to crack at half-time even without having it posted there, I'm hopeful it'll work, anyway.
The vampire hatchligh (second from the left)kinda looks like a rat to me.
Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

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