Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Week in Writing #82

I was right last week when I said Daylight's Savings Time was going to get the best of me. I felt like I was dragging most of the week. Add that to my chronic insomnia and it wasn't a week for a lot of clear headed thinking.

Still, I managed to get some work done. Sometimes that's what writing feels like: work. I'm having to learn to treat it like a business, especially with a freelance artist and colorist working on the comic book.

Thought we had made some progress on the comic book; we finally got over the set up of the classroom, but no new pages again this week, just sketches and promises. Our colorist hasn't had much to do for a while now. I tried to light a gentle fire under our artist; we'll see how he reacts. Sometimes I wish he wasn't so far away. It's hard to carry on a dialogue in emails.

Going to Wonder Con next Saturday, even though it won't be an opportunity to really sell the comic book, I'd like to have more to show should it come up. I learned be prepared from my brief stint in the Boy Scouts.

Did some more work on the synopsis for Public and Private, but still have more to do. I wasn't quite as far along as I had thought I was. Still have a couple of hundred pages to write about. And I started to work on the verbiage of the query letter. To that end, I also updated my spreadsheet of agents to query, based on Query Tracker, which I think is a good website.

Finished my review of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and published it on Saturday, my usual publishing date for the blog. As usual about 30 page views so far. Every so often one seems to hit and I'll get 150 page views, but those are far between. Still the blog can generate 200 or more page views a day some days, which makes me feel like it's not all in vain.

Gearing up for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with a made for video animated feature: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010). Will probably publish that prior to the new film's opening. Will hope to review the new one next Sunday. This is more of a case of feeling like we have to keep up rather than really wanting to see the movie. We weren't overly impressed with Man of Steel (2013), which I encourage you to read. Still, we're going to squeeze it in on Friday afternoon.

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