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posted by [personal profile] afbeck at 12:21pm on 16/12/2009
The last few weeks have been completely eaten by university, and now that the semester's over, I'm very much looking forward to getting back to work on my novel.

My plan at the moment is to write 1k every weekday and 3k on Saturdays and Sundays. That would get me to my goal of 75k for the first draft of this novel. The most important thing, though, if I don't quite make my quotas, is that I write at least SOME everyday. This long break I've had to take for uni would've made it horribly difficult to get back into the story had I lot left off at a place I'm really looking forward to writing. As it is, I'll have to re-read everything. As long as I work on it a little everyday, I can keep it straight in my head.

The worst obstacle right now is working at my apartment. I was doing fine going down to the library on campus to write, but writing at home is... I don't know. There must be some kind of block. Considering that the library is now much more difficult to get to with the uni shuttles not running over the break, my goal today is to set up a work space that I can use in my apartment.

I may also just have to pull out the broadband cable because the interwebs are distracting as hell, guys.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to saying hello to Christie again. I wonder how long he'll sulk at me before he lets me get in the swing of writing him again.
Mood:: 'hopeful' hopeful
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posted by [personal profile] afbeck at 07:04pm on 11/11/2009 under
Today, I was writing in the university library with my music on low and decided to listen to some Tim Buckley. I knew I liked him, but I hadn't listened to him much, so I thought he would be a good choice.

Turns out, I found a theme song for my story, so I thought I'd share it here.

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posted by [personal profile] afbeck at 03:22pm on 31/10/2009 under
I'm going to be using this journal for the next month to track my progress with NaNoWriMo, fair warning to those who forgot they had the LJ friended.

Not quite sure what I'm going to write yet, but I'm sort of working with a few ideas I've had for a long time which never came together for a story. So far it's looking like a surreal utopia/dystopia sociological speculative thing with elements of the 1950s-70s and Ancient Greece/Rome. A bit self-indulgent, but it's NaNo.

To help myself out, I put together a digital inspiration collage to keep my brain on track.

Here it is. )
Mood:: 'lethargic' lethargic
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posted by [personal profile] afbeck at 11:05pm on 23/05/2009
This journal is going to be a (hopefully) daily documentation of my life as an aspiring novelist and a student of classical civilization. That said, since writing and studying are personal, there will be a lot of personal stuff here. Topics especially dear to my heart are LGBTQ, race, gender, government/economic structures, sociology, psychology, education, music, and language.

Many posts will be public, but some of the more personal ones will be locked. If you want access, I tend to grant it to anyone who I find interesting and/or who grants me access.
Mood:: 'hopeful' hopeful

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