Sunday, June 21, 2009

Good Weekend

I had a fairly productive weekend, logging several hours of writing. The Vermin story is finally coming along nicely after weeks of being stuck in limbo. I should really thank both Alan W. Davidson and Natalie L. Sin for unknowingly helping. Alan posted a Characterization Checklist on his blog the other day that reminded me of a few crucial things, while a short story of Natalie's that I read provided the impetus to make my characters more "flavorful." Once I added a few more character traits (some good, some bad), the story really came alive, so thanks, you two!

My back is feeling better, but it's a return to work tomorrow. I hope these new pain killers can do the job if I need to call upon them.

6 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

I wrote something delicious? ; )

Alan W. Davidson said...

Glad that the checklist helped. Now that I've "rediscovered" it in my old class notes I'll be refering to it more. Glad to hear the back's doing better!

Barry Napier said...

Best of luck with the Vermin story. Sadly, I abandoned mine for the time being and don't know that I will ever revive it.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Good to hear that things shaped up for you this weekend. I thought of you every time my back went into spasms. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm glad your back's feeling better! I hope it stays that way.

Horror Girl said...

like barry, i too have put my vermin story somewhere in a corner of my mind where it got lost forever. so now u must finish! :^)