I’ve written about 18,500 words since October in 10 different projects, and also managed to critique 43 or so pieces since September. I feel like I’ve made a dent and really created a habit over the past few months, even though I’ve been a little hush hush in these parts.
Currently I’m working on a revision of a general piece on Shanghai. As always, I worry about being too general, or being so specific about my impressions that someone who has never been to Shanghai will have no idea what I’m talking about.
Don’t worry, I’m not alone in this writing venture. The people over at Dreaming In Ink have been a great support for me in trying to figure this all out. By the by, if you’re shopping for an online writers group, this is definitely it.
What’s on my plate for the future? More revising. I meantioned having 10 pieces, but none of them feel really done, so that’s the goal. Hopefully I’ll be able to use one of them in the zine I edit, DII Flash & Poetry. The next issue is due come early March.
Actually, the revision I’m most looking forward to is a play I wrote in September called “Daughter of Seoul.” It’s a fun one act play on multicultural issues, but it needs a lot of work, especially the second half. I haven’t looked at it for a couple of months, so when I do I may just vomit and start from scratch, but I hope not.