babarnett: (ash boomstick)
The shore detox must have worked, because my brain has been very cooperative on the writing front this week, though it didn't look like it was going to be that way at first.  I sat down to work on some short story revisions Monday and was overwhelmed with this horrible "I don't know what to do with this story! Why can't it work as is?" moment of writerly depression.  So I finally stopped beating my head against it, pulled up another story to work on, and that one made for some nice smooth sailing, turning me into Happy Writer.  And once I got that one off into submission land on Wednesday, I returned to the story that almost made me cry earlier in the week and wondered what the hell my problem had been.  I suddenly knew what I wanted to do with it, and more smooth sailing ensued.  I think I was just being Moody Writer on Monday.  I much prefer Happy Writer.  She's phenomenally more productive, gets along well with both her muse and her internal editor, and she doesn't eat too much ice cream to make herself feel better.

Speaking of things that make me happy, I bring you Muppets . . . and chickens (begawk!):


Begawk!

Nov. 19th, 2007 12:04 pm
babarnett: (animaniacs)
Only my fellow 07 Odfellows will be able to truly appreciate what As You Know, Bob just gave me for my birthday: The Chicken Chucker
babarnett: (get fuzzy talented bucky)
Unfortunately, "Unlucky Clover" decided to live up to its name. Monday I got the standard JJA "this tale didn't grab my interest, I'm afraid" rejection from F&SF. My last F&SF rejection at least got a "there's nice writing here" comment. Oh well. Let's see if the poor little leprechauns do any better at Heliotrope.

Meanwhile, I'm just about done with revisions on another story. I sent this particular story as my pre-class assignment for Odyssey, so while none of my fellow '07ers have critiqued it, it is the proud recipient of a wonderfully thorough Jeanne thrashing. Just need to tweak one little spot, and then it's out the door.

Now I just need to figure out what the heck I'm going to work on next.

But before I go, to add to the ongoing Odyssey '07 Motherclucker Report:



Any of you folks watch Eureka?  This week's episode involved the geniuses of the town of Eureka becoming dumber after eating . . . chicken.

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