January 31st, 2011
|05:23 pm - Quick update|
Hey, all. I'm still in job limbo. Hope to get back to the job I had this fall, which I loved, but also applying to other positions (notably, Eureka is looking for production assistants) while I wait.
Trying to write, but not find that remotely easy.
Does anyone have suggestions for getting motivated to write? I have projects I'm working on, and will be starting another spec script in mid-February, but it's easy to get distracted by household chores or the internet and not get much of the writing done.
I also wouldn't mind really solid genfic recommendations. I'm having a bit of a rough time keeping my spirits up (keep being reminded of the past couple of years), and good stories always help. :)
Current Mood: okay
Avoid going to animal shelters and bringing home new friends.
Set aside an hour each day to write, and try to get away from the temptations by being in a different environment. Me, I get a lot of my writing done on the bus to work, because there's nothing there except me and my laptop (and no internet connection). Is there a local library you could hole up in?
As for some really solid genfic recommendations, I shall see what is in my backlog, and perhaps post something tonight or tomorrow. No guarantees; I know what I've been reading a lot of for a while has been Harry Potter romances, which would not count as gen for most people. But there have been other stories in there too.
I do have a coffee shop (2, actually) that I use for this purpose. Libraries are hard for me to write in, because I... um... tend to talk to myself when I'm writing fiction. Not so noticeable in a coffeeshop, but very much so in a library. Heh.
I'm reading that HP AU you reviewed, right now. Not normally really my thing, but I do very much like how committed the author is to this AU. Very interesting.
You mean the AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius? Yes, the author tries to get things right, make them plausible, and there are some very good OCs.
Yes, that one! I'm done with book one, and I see she has the whole thing finished, so when I'm ready I can keep going. :)
Have you moved to Vancouver?
No, silly, the writers work down here, and apparently they don't have a more appropriate name for their PAs than... PAs. I don't know. :)
Well, I just found a nice DS9 genfic Birthday Girl
(Kira and Dax). And I bookmarked a few good fics on the AO3 recently, you could have a look there
. "A Gallifreyan at Blandings" is really good, if you care for cross-overs.
|Date:||February 1st, 2011 10:24 am (UTC)|| |
I was just about to suggest that almost anything by PG Wodehouse would be a good choice if one needed cheering up, and that crossover sounds like it could be great fun.
Sweet! Aw, DS9 genfic, not as common as I wish it were. Thank you, thank you!
Have you applied for the Eureka job yet? If not I found a great site with advice on writing CVs for TV. It's a great way of doing it. It might help :)
With regards to writing, can you get up and write at a specific time? Or make a schedule to say I will write from 12-3 or 10-12 at least. Something like that? I find telling myself even that I need to work on writing for at least 2 hours a day helps as often those 2 hours get longer... also try writing away from the internet.
Yep. Turns out I jumped the gun a smidge, as Eureka is not actively looking for PAs yet. :) But they seem cool that I was so eager.
I would definitely like to see that site with the CV advice! Could be super useful.
I think you're right, I do need to try and make a schedule and stick to it. Pray for my motivation?