07 September 2011

A matter of priorities

A colossal overcommitment fail is in progress at the moment. I missed my first campaign writing game and my first dice games flash prompt because I had something big on at work that demanded my full attention. I also deflated with a sorry 'pfft' sound when I received the first less than glowing crit of my manuscript last week, and writing dropped below house cleaning on my priority list while I regrouped. That is possibly no bad thing.

Anyway, normal service will be resumed shortly.

10 comments:

  1. I totally know what you mean in terms of overcommitment. I missed Dice Games (might try to put up a late entry later on this week, but we'll see), and finally got my campaign submission in. Sorry to hear about the crit feedback, but once the initial sting passes, I'm sure you'll polish your MS right up. :D

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  2. Oh yes. I feel your pain. Hang on in there.

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  3. I'm in the same boat. When you have deadlines there's no time for chatting.

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  4. Hey fellow UF campaigner :)

    I'm a south-eastener writing contemp fantasy too. We must be extra special.

    Disappointing crits are never fun. That said, the knowledge that you can--and will--improve is cathartic. Give me a shout if you want an intern-esque pair of eyes :)

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  5. Ah, the "pfft!" I know it well. But take heart; you have a chance to make that ms. much better.

    See you here again as I make my way around the Campaigner blogs.

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  6. Thanks guys. It's good to know that it happens to us all.

    @Lucy - yay, we're almost neighbours. I would dearly love an internesque set of eyes at some point. (But not in a jar or anything. Because that would be icky and wrong, lol.)

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  7. I feel you my dear! This past long weekend I did the 3 Day Novel contest. I finished a few hours early on Monday night--but after that your brain is a little fried. I write my books by longhand and you are allowed typing time but it has to be sub'd on Fri. So w/taking some time off I missed the challenge too.

    We will get it next time.

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  8. That "pfft" is such a sinking feeling, but don't let it get you down. Better luck next time.

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  9. I know the feeling well myself, and am in fact teetering on the edge of over-commitment myself though thus far have not gone over.
    Sorry to hear things are rough at the moment, but good to hear from you and looking forward to when things return to normal (or better).

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  10. It's fall - aka the season of overcommitment! Been there re: the disappointing critique. But I've found the worst ones are always the most helpful. May that be true for you. :)

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