Hello? Is anyone still out there? Hello?
I'll spare you the details. Suffice it to say, stuff happened, morale and motivation crashed, fiction production stopped.
My wheels kept turning. Then I saw Star Trek into Darkness, which, however strange it might seem, got my wheels turning faster...
Then more stuff happened, and I went off on another detour.
In the last two days I've generated just
This is getting to be a habit. One I'm trying to break.
There has been progress. "Mechanisms" hasn't progressed much. However, this morning saw the completion of an outline of sorts for the completion of a series of Flash Fiction I wrote some time ago, but never completed--not because I hadn't ideas or the inclination, but because the Flash Fiction Challenges from the Fan Creations Forum here ceased to operate and I figured the conclusion should await an appropriate opportunity
It's been a while coming, but here it is, at last. The taking of heads continues in:
The Taking of Heads – 6: The Quiet
by Lord Tesla
They murmured around him. Distant voices. Left behind, long since...
Vader shut them out. There were other voices…
“Now, young Jedi, you will die,” the Emperor said, and cast the lightning again.
I know it's Wednesday again, and still no "The Quiet."
Excuses are not terribly interesting or entertaining. Suffice it to say that things didn't go as anticipated.
However, there may be an upside to that, maybe two, depending on how you look at it.
First, in trying to wrap up the end of "The Quiet," I managedd to create what was, and maybe still is, an epilog, but is long enough now (and not yet
Today is Wednesday.
Beta Reader was supposed to report back by Tuesday. In fact, Beta Reader reported back considerably earlier.
And...the word was...good. Having taken another look at the existing material myself, I see a couple of things that could use a little hammering, beyond the few quibbles raised by Beta Reader. But Beta Reader was well pleased with it.
Except for that whole abrupt stop where the ending should have been. I explained