Decisions decisions

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Life, Philosophy, Writing
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There are so many things I want to do at the same time, I try to do them all, then get stressed, I drive myself bananas, and relatively few of the tasks get completed in decent time. I have 3 big things looming:

1. I need to rewrite the last third of the novel formerly known as MEAT.
2. I need to complete the film script. I’m 40 pages in, have about 60 to go.
3. I have a 5 hour ASQ exam in December, and I am behind on my studying.

The thing with the novel – I had an agent and a few near-sells. An editor at St. Martins wanted to buy it, but it was shot down by his superiors. The book is really good, but I have completely re-imagined the antagonist and their grand scheme / locale / direction / intention / etc. And the new vision I have for this is freaking unbelievable, and will make the book ten times better, darker and more original. I know I can absolutely sell this to a major house. But it is a pretty big endeavor given my current time constraints with work and school. October 1 thru 14, some big Random House imprint is opening to unagented subs, and the book fits the genres they are looking for. I don’t know if it’s possible to have it done by then, or more accurately – I don’t know if that’s where I want to put my focus right now.

The script is going well – 2 nights ago a scene dragged me out of bed to grab a notebook; now the flow is coming faster than I can get it down. It’s been ages since I experienced that. I am very excited about this, and hope to have it finished this fall.

These are self-imposed goal dates and endeavors, but the ASQ exam in December is a very real deadline and relevant to my job, so I need to put that first. I’m not too far behind, just have a little ketchup to do. Thanks for helping me figure that out.
And I have about 9 weeks to go taking this current class in school. That’s important too. After this class, I have 4 left for my AS degree.

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