Faerie Blood

Trying to get back on the horse

Faerie Blood Second Edition Cover

Y’all will have noticed I have done bugger all with any writing projects for a while. Believe me, I’ve noticed this too. My creativity fell right back into a pit when I got laid off from the Day Job this past September, and I’ve had a bitch of a time trying to haul it back out.

But tonight, I returned to try to edit more of the third edition of Faerie Blood. Edits on Chapter 13 are now complete. Found a bunch more semi-colons and exclamation marks I wanted to remove, and also found one short paragraph that was in fact a bit of a mess and made it past me AND Dara AND all the beta readers. The paragraph as currently stands reads:

“Dazzled by the Sidhe,” Jude replied, “Their most famous human victim,” while she scanned the output flashing by in my command window.

Note the weird placement of commas, which made me go o.O. The revised version of this will read:

“Dazzled by the Sidhe,” Jude replied, while she scanned the output flashing by in my command window. “Their most famous human victim.”

Any and all cheerings on to continue this endeavor would be welcome. Right now I’m struggling HARD to find the wherewithal to do anything writing related. But I’m to a point that I feel like if my unemployment status goes on a while, I’ll need to do more writing to make me less unhappy about the unemployment. Trying to set up a positive feedback loop here.

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  • Reply Stephanie A. Cain March 19, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I am so with you on this! I stayed motivated right up until winter started hitting me hard–late January, I guess. At that point, my alcohol and media consumption both went up. I started binge-watching and binge-reading content created by other people instead of creating my own. I wrote 600 words the other day and felt so good you’d have thought I’d finished a story or something. LOL

    Back in 2011 I lost my job right before NaNoWriMo. I thought, “Hey, at least this year I know I’ll win NaNo.” Nope. Having no day job gave me LESS motivation, not more. And maybe a lot of that was because I spent so much time job-hunting. But it really is hard!

    If it helps, I’m eagerly anticipating the next installment of your series. 🙂 So congratulations on diving back in!

    • Reply Angela Korra'ti March 19, 2019 at 8:50 am

      Aw, thank you! And yeah, the job hunting is exhausting. I’ve been spending a LOT of time lately working on my coding practice. Since I’m an SDET for my day job, I HAVE to be sharp on the coding, I’ve had several interviews fizzle out on me when I’ve bombed on the damn coding questions. AUGH. @.@

  • Reply Sol March 19, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I definitely want to know what happens next in this series! But I also don’t mind waiting if you need the time.

    I dunno, when I’m feeling down (which is all too often) I like to learn a tune, or write a tune. Both small things that just feel like “Hey! I accomplished Something Today!” (Not that either thing is very useful really… but they feel good short term.)

    • Reply Angela Korra'ti March 21, 2019 at 11:17 am

      The fiddle practice has been serving this exact purposes for me. Dara and I both have suffered creative doldrums the last couple of years, and we’ve made amused commentary about how she and I appear to have switched creative outlets. SHE’S been writing a lot lately, while I’ve been more music-focused.

      Also, thank you. 🙂 I partly wanted to put this post up just to let everybody know that I have NOT forgotten about the writing work I need to do. It’s just been bloody difficult yet again, what with having to devote a lot of my brain cells to finding another day job.

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