Well, Weasley isn’t wrong. As a writer, I was pretty terrible this past week, barely pushing out 2800 words of The Shadow of Saturn when I ought to have been at 10,000 by now. I also neglected a swathe of Paradisa edits, as I’ve just…not been that into fixing up that story lately.
On the upside, I unexpectedly spit out a flash piece to submit to Queer Sci-Fi (based in the Paradisa universe, so that’s something), and I also wrote 1000 words of something for the We Are Not This anthology. But when I wanted to write a kindle short or my Cecil B Demille story on Sunday, I was too busy playing catchup on other projects. So my writing was kind of spontaneous and my muse very fickle this week. I did write, but not what I needed to write. Bah!
As a business person, I’m fairing a little better. I ordered business cards, ya’ll. The North Charleston Business Expo is next week and I plan to make an appearance. Business cards will make me look pro ^_^ I also attended Starlite Gaming’s one year anniversary party with DSLR in hand and caught some nice footage for a short featurette. Once I edit that and get it up on YouTube, I will finally launch my website. And even better, I ran into another Canon DSLR user at Starlite. Austin and I then talked with him and his girlfriend for basically the next three hours. They even came over to our house afterward. Yay new friends!
I only missed one article (Thursday) on Indie MoCap, so I kept up with that pretty well. I’m also up to 150+ Twitter followers and I sent out my April newsletter.
I published my second Kindle short yesterday (finaaaaaally), and set up my author website/blog and twitter. This is my second penname, so still no backlist, but it’s in a totally different niche.
Then we have what occupied my time the most this week: art and animation. Wednesday was spent doing a laborious 3d-modeling/painting tutorial in Photoshop. Which was a bit unrelated, but helped me build some texturing skills. I also started building a Fallout laser rifle in 3Ds Max (again, a tutorial, and a rather beginner level one for modeling), and unpacking more of the resource files from Fallout 4. I’ve basically set up a time line to have a proof of concept ready by October to present to the fandom, and to have my “avengers assembled” by the end of the year. It will be grueling to finish 5 episodes in 12 months. But I would love to have this launched by fall of 2017. Or at least premiere the first 2 episodes on the con circuit from November to June, and then launch in summer 2018.
And finally, I finished reading Rollback and moved on to a book I got from Bookcase Club: Stone Rider, which is basically a YA Mad Max.
So, Ron Weasley: what are my priorities this week? Refocus on writing again, get Starlite’s featurette cut so I can launch my website, finish the laser modeling tut (but otherwise back off a bit on the animation stuff so I can focus on other things), and get at least one short story written of some kind. It can be for Kindle or an anthology. I don’t care which. See? I can work with a fickle muse :P
What are you working on this week, WordPress?