Monday, January 11, 2010

Hello Monday

It is Monday. I can actually say I had a quasi-productive weekend and that things are getting back to normal around here. Now we are only going to be 12 degrees below normal instead of the 30-40 we have been for the last couple of weeks. I have a drift in my front yard that all but buries a 9 ft flowering cherry tree and I won't be able to tell if my mailman has come without actually going out to check.

Still, I managed some quality reading this weekend and a couple of pages of material in my work that I started for the Triangulation antho series but I determined soon after I started that the story was going to be far too long. Even now (and despite the fact that I have been working on this for 3 weeks now) it stands at 4K and I feel it is just getting started. I have to say that it is really weird writing from the point of view of a ten year old girl. I know where the story will end up (approximately) but getting from where she is to where she needs to go is going to be fun and potentially very challenging. I secretly hope it is.

So far I think I have four-thousand words of very good material. Time will tell if I am correct. In case you haven't noticed I am going for quality over quantity in this one and the words are leaking slowly out of me. I am deliberating over every phrase and word and hoping that each one rings true. It is frustrating at times and maddeningly slow, but when I re-read what I have it brings a smile to my face.

The weird part is that it isn't even Horror. It is more of fantasy than anything else. Off to make a pot of coffee and see where today takes me now. Have a good Monday.

10 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

Woo! Your new piece sounds uber interesting! I'd cross my fingers for you, but that would make it tough to type. Hopefully the sentiment is enough. ;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie, I haven't been this excited about a story in awhile. Sure, I have been excited about stories, but not this excited. I just wish it would come out faster than it is.

Jeremy Kelly said...

I tried to write from the POV of a 13 year old girl once - I find it pretty difficult. Good luck!

Cate Gardner said...

Oh dear, I think you'd laugh if you saw how I navigate walkin on one inch of compacted snow/ice - I'd never leave the house if we had 9ft...

Good luck with your Triangulation story.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy, I did that with a short story last year. I was pretty happy with it, but it still hasn't found a home.

Cate, I would almost kill to only have and inch of this stuff. Almost.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I'm getting soft spot for Mondays. I get all itchy to write over the weekends!

Good luck with being a ten-year old girl : )

I mean...uh. There comes a special time in every person's life.... ; )

Danielle Ferries said...

That is some seriously cold weather. The new story sounds very interesting.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie, when I complain about the weather, I just need to say: Well, at least I don't live in Iowa. I love mixing up POV and look forward to where your piece goes.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat, My days really just run together.

Danielle, it is damn cold around here.

Aaron, that is funny. I say the same thing about Kansas. ;)

katey said...

That sounds like really good stuff-- I love dark fantasy above all things, so it's extra interesting.