Saturday, January 2, 2010

Resolutions

Yes, it's 2010 ... a space odyssey, anyone? Amusing to see where some folks projected we'd be by now. A bit frustrating to muse on what may be holding up the show. Not that I wish we were all zooming around in egotistical spaceships with superiority complexes and control issues, but you get the idea.

Anyway, about those resolutions. . . . Dare I make a few, only to find myself halfway through the year without having made any progress? Finishing this current novel, selling a few stories, keeping LegendFire up and growing, those are pretty good places to start, and resolutions I'm fairly confident I can keep. Oh, yeah, and those ten pesky pounds I'd like to shed? Meh. Having a head cold is a great way to start. Nothing tastes good anyway. I have a love-hate relationship with food, and a hate-hate relationship with my treadmill. Tummy crunches by themselves just don't get the job done. Oh, well. Back to writing. . . .

4 comments:

Martin Turton said...

Nice simple targets :) You finished chapter 5 yet? I had to laugh just now--saw that I had 77 rejections in 2009. Seems about three days since you were emailing me about my 77 rejections in 2008. Spooky how quick the years pass these days :-0

Cort L. Lynn said...

YES! I finally finished that nasty chapter. Problem was, there was so much info involved that I couldn't decide how best to present it. I must rewritten the thing three times, and that's not worrying about fine tuning the particulars yet. Yuck!

Now I've got a head cold, so I'm a medicine head, which means that I can't concentrate, which means that writing is off for a few more days. Is it just me or does cold medicine screw up the short-term memory? What was I going to write? Did I do that already? Honestly, it's just not worth even trying.

You mean you had 77 rejections this year too??? How weird a coincidence is that? I need to count mine up. I'm not even close to 77. And, yeah, I think I must be getting old or something. Time is moving along too fast these days. They say that happens, you know. When you get old. I say it has to do with the law of relativity, but no one has recognized my genius yet. Teehee. Old. Old ... old.

Martin Turton said...

I think there might be something in this accountability thing after all--seeing you'd finished your nasty chapter 5 made me get my ass in gear and get mine done :) Of course, just as I'm trying to get my chapters shorter, it ended up being the longest one yet *sigh* I was wondering whether I'd be able to keep it to 95k and now I think I better after seeing this interesting post this morning: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/2008/03/on-word-counts-and-novel-length.html

Cort L. Lynn said...

Wow, thanks for giving me that link! You're right, I need to be worried about my word count. Luckily this one is moving fast and will be much shorter than the 290k leviathan I tried to sell years ago. No wonder no one was biting! :D Dumb kid! I'm glad I'm wiser now.