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09 April 2014 @ 03:16 pm
cognitive dissonance  

So last night I was at my usual working space, trying to hammer out the synopsis for the post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult novel (forevermore referred to as PADYA) and I realize that the group of young adults at the table next to me is discussing (and utterly slaughtering) the plot of HUNGER GAMES.

I don’t know which was worse, the total cognitive dissonance of trying to create my own PADYA while listening to the rehash of another at my side, or having to stifle the urge to leap up and shout, “For God’s sake, they *don’t* have time to get married, that’s kind of the point!!!”

Anyway, back in the trenches now, going to try to finish the synopsis today. This month is all about sliding from one project to another, I guess: PADYA synopsis, then finish ch 10 of M&M, then polish & submit the Regency proposal, then 3-5 PADYA chapters, then more M&M and hopefully a short story or two with whatever time I have left, though as we have guests the second half of the month, that may slide into May.

Busy! Busy! Busy! Trying to make up for a year of not writing…

(eta: Since I failed to post this before leaving my internet connection behind, I now return to report that I have in fact finished the synopsis at a comfortably solid 3200 words, which I feel will develop nicely into a longer one if the project sells. I’m v. pleased. Now on to the next job!)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 9th, 2014 11:22 am (UTC)
I have been juggling so many different projects for the last six months, I feel like the comic relief at the circus :-)
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on April 9th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
the plot of HUNGER GAMES.

..at which point I always think "now wait for it, one of them will ask the others if they made a book out of the movie..." because to a lot of people, only movies are turned into books..