I hate it when these posts start sounding all samey–yes, another week of work and another week of writing. But at least it was a good writing week, despite the (non-)help the furry children had to offer…
- This week’s writing chain: 7 days
- Total writing days this week: 7 days
- Pieces out on submission: 2
That’s right, two pieces out on submission. So while I stress on those, it was back to writing. I’m editing another piece right now which wasn’t quite as close to done as I thought it was. That’s okay, though.
Thought this story I'm working on now only needed 1 more draft. Probably really needs at least 2 more. I'm not mad at that, though… #amwriting
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) July 31, 2021
It’s funny, I thought I was just going to replicate the same sort of process I used with the story I finished and submitted last week. Nope, just doesn’t fit the piece I’m working on. So yes, turns out there are things I need to do every time just to get that first draft out. After that, it’s anything goes in the editing stage.
Work has kicked my ass, though. It’s why I only went 5 writing days last week. This week I pushed through Friday and yesterday even though a break would’ve probably been a better idea. Maybe I could’ve lived with not getting another “7 and 7” week, but I was so close to finishing out the month on a streak that I didn’t want to break it. Which is the point of The Chain, but still…
Halfway through M. Rickert’s THE SHIPBUILDER OF BELLFAIRIE, which definitely makes the workday commute bearable.
I randomly chanced upon this story in my feeds, “Barong” by E.P. Tuazon on THE RUMPUS. I mean, how was I not going read a story titled “Barong”? It’s a great piece! (Even though it wasn’t about the type of barong I would prefer to read about).
Huh. Did I watch anything this past week…? I don’t think so. Too busy, I guess.
IN THE WILD
Went here to restock on vital supplies (i.e. a 25 lb. bag of rice). Will keep coming here if they keep this up…