Good News / Bad News

I’m feeling a little better each day now. I’m about like I usually am as far as sniffly winter weather goes. Nothing seems to completely go away, but I’ll have no problems working tomorrow.

My little tantrum from yesterday is drawing some interesting comments. I regret not inviting people to post a link with their comments. One of the summations was to read a book, and I just didn’t think of it soon enough. There are a lot of great authors out there, and I should have invited a bit of promo in the comments.

In other news, I started drafting something. I really only wanted a test chapter to get a feel for my characters. It wound up being a little more than that at 4000 words. I changed character names a couple of times, and went back to add some setting to the whole thing. Still don’t know how I’m going to stitch this one together, and I might rewrite the whole thing from scratch eventually. I just wanted a feel for how it might go. I need to figure out how one mystery box leads to another, and another, etc.

I’m excited about this tale, but it still needs some daydreaming before I can move it too far. Many stories will pull together after a week of dwelling on my start. I have a few things I want to say in this one about the modern state of news, tech billionaires, and the uphill battles we all face. The trick is to include those things while making them organic. No preaching, just events unfolding in the plot.

The bad news is this isn’t the story I’m supposed to be working on. I don’t know if I’m procrastinating or what the deal is, but at least I’m getting something on paper. Many times the act of writing entices the Muse, and that’s my hope here.

If I were smart, I’d start that draft next weekend. As a weekend warrior, that how my writing time falls. A bit of bouncing back and forth will probably help with both stories, so we’ll see what happens when Saturday rolls around once more.

Hope all of you that get one are enjoying your long weekend. For those at work today, I feel for you and will be joining you tomorrow.



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33 responses to “Good News / Bad News

  1. Glad you are feeling better, Craig. I laughed at your comment about writing a story you shouldn’t be working on. 🙂 You gotta get it while it’s there. Hope the progress continues, as well as the healing!

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  2. Glad you’re feeling better. It’s fun to have a story grab you and not let go. Hope the ideas flow for you, and I also hope the story you intended to write starts flowing, too. You like working on two books at once.

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  3. And for us who don’t go to work, a wish for a great evening to finish the holiday in style.

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  4. Gwen M. Plano

    I’m relieved you are feeling better, Craig. It seems many are sick right now…never fun. Take good care of yourself, and hopefully, all this will be behind you very soon.

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  5. Glad you’re feeling better. Working on a story that you shouldn’t be working on? I do that all the time. 😀

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  6. All I can say is, keep opening those mystery boxes.

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  7. Glad to hear that you are feeling better, Craig, and that you had the day off yesterday (I’m writing this on Tuesday). I’m one of those people who had to work Monday and it was a “Monday.” ’nuff said.

    New writing projects are always fun. Even if you’re not sure where you’re headed with this one, it sounds like it has your creative mojo in high gear!

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  8. I feel like I’m never writing what I’m supposed to be writing.

    Glad you’re feeling better. Welcome back to work.

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  9. It’s good you’re feeling better, Craig. Back to it. You’ll get it done, and done right.

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  10. D.L. Finn, Author

    Glad you are feeling better, Craig. Sometimes we have to go where the muse leads us!

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  11. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather, Craig. Winter flus are never fun.
    It’s good that you have some creativity happening though; you’re ahead of me!

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  12. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    I always stray from what I should be working on. Welcome to the club.

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  13. Glad you’re on the mend, Craig. I think daydreaming is an important part of writing.:-)

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  14. Glad to hear your cold is going away, Craig, and you’re working away on interesting stories.

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  15. I’m glad your doing better. My colds never go without turning to an infection and requiring an antibiotic. Any new writing is good. I often have to change to something else for a while in order to keep going. I think it is also to do with how busy I am at work. Stress impacts the type of writing I am capable of at a point in time.

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