Friday, May 24, 2013

On Tornado C and the OYAN Summer Workshop

Today is my last day of school.

That means a variety of things, among them being jubilation and a tangible sense of freedom from slavery.

Probably one of the most important things is that I'll finally have time to focus on Tornado C.  I've been writing in it here and there as the weeks have gone by.  The current word count is somewhere north of fifty-five thousand words, and I'm about halfway through.

This poses a problem, however.

Much to my delight, last month I registered for this year's OYAN Summer Workshop (referred to by OYANers as the "SW").  The Workshop will be graced by the presence of some famous authors (among them being Jill Williamson and Jeff Gerke), and numerous internet friends.  If my count is correct, there are just twenty five or twenty four days left until the SW begins.

How does this pose a problem?

Well, the good news is, I'm halfway through my novel.  The bad news is, I'm halfway through my novel.  It's taken me a year to get there, and I've got roughly twenty-four days to get to the end—or at least the beginning of the end.  The Workshop involves bringing copies of your manuscript, four pages from each of your "four defining scenes".  Unfortunately two of those scenes haven't been written yet.

So if I don't blog at all, you'll know why.

On the flip side, if you're going to the SW, perhaps we'll meet in person!  That would more than make up for the silence, wouldn't it?

I'll try to periodically update and perhaps even write something interesting (for once), but like always - there are no guarantees!  (That sounds familiar, doesn't it?)

1 comment:

Anne-girl said...

24 days isn't much but I think you can do it. SW sounds lie so much fun! I wish I was going.