When I first was given a chance to have my own website, compliments of my big bro, I thought it best to have an "Announcement" section. It's not a blog per say, though occasionally I will opt to share my thoughts on this and that.
Another update, this time preparing for a number of changes that will be introduced over time.
Changed to a different template, and updated writing blog.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new layout of my website. Hope you like it.
Greetings, if you stumbled across this website by accident; welcome.
I just updated my blog http://piotr-runawaythoughts.blogspot.com/.
Good morning one and all, it's been a long time coming since my last announcement about my writing activities and so forth.
Firstly, let me reintroduce you to my website. I'm hoping it's cleaner and better to navigate then in the past, but that's what you get when you're learning as you go. I deleted the old blog, as it wasn't interactive and people had no way in getting adding their responses. Am hoping to change that in the coming days, if not weeks - depending on my writing schedule of course. As you can see though, I added e-Quill and LAP for easy linking. Both are the places to grab either my fiction and nonfiction.
I added Sixth Fleet RPG because it was through simming that I got my writing bug from, and have made a number of good friends online.
Keep checking, as will be adding new stuff and links.
I'm here, alive.
Just created a Blog for my ramblings and bright ideas and words of infinite wisdom to share with the universe at large.
I know that I have mentioned already that I have finished my “On The Beaten Path” novella, or whatever the heck I’ll be calling it before submitting it to that little online publishing outfit from across the ditch. I am happy also to report that as I write this I am doodling with a sequel, where Gene goes all bad ass on the Provisionals and generally makes the Bruce Willis character from the Die Hard series look like a goody-too-shoes boy scout.
But, I digress.
I do that rather well by the way; digress that is—enough so that I forget my point.
No. The point of this little entry is that I’m in desperate need of a good old fashioned moan.
You see, having finished the novella after what can be said as a very long time since I first come up with the idea, which was a lifetime ago really, I find myself wanting to edit. Ok, to be fair, the story itself had been written over several months ago (can’t remember which one), and I have been editing ever since then. And there, my friends lies the problem.
Exactly three to four days ago, I told two of my simming buddies that “hold and behold, I’ve finished the story!”. They high fived me of course, considering that they’ve been on the receiving end of my constant running about like a mad chook asking if this or that made sense, and were undoubtedly relieved. However, after a few years of simming together in make belief world, I knew me well enough that I wouldn’t be surprised if any second now I’ll show off yet another version of said supposedly finished novella.
And why not, I’ve done it before you know. The first version appeared in my friends’ inbox for commentary, which consisted of Mars, terra-forming and the supporting character being a Japanese fellow called Horushi Hurrigawa and he and Gene were spooks returning to base and Horushi ending up badly injured that Gene had to leave him behind enemy lines. By the time it reached the Authonomy website, Horushi had a sex change and managed to become Gene’s ‘kind-of’ love interest. After a considerable amount of feedback, it evolved and was more or less written to have a beginning, a middle and an ending.
So, with it being finished then, what happened you may ask?
I started editing straight after.
I became so emotionally attached that I thought I could start editing straight away. Unfortunately, that was the dumbest thing I have ever done. Well—I’ve done plenty of stupid things… falling off a Shetland pony while impressing girls at the local pony club (so sue me, I was like fourteen at the time! :-P), capsizing a boat and managing to run over my left foot with my old power chair… but editing straight after finishing the story certainly goes into the ‘pretty dumb’ category.
You see, I did not give myself a chance to disassociate myself from Gene, his buddies and their antics and simply dove in. consequently the story changed locations and year it was set, where I wanted to plonk it all in the Barbary Coast and in the mid to late 2070s. I thought it was part of the editing process, and in my mind I was merely attempting to make it cool and more approachable for the potential reader. In fact, I utterly stuffed it up along the way when—in desperation to get the creative juices going—I agreed to have a mate help write the novella. Naturally, my mate put his twist on things, and without sounding like some self centred righteous writer, I now really wish my mate learned to string his sentences in a pleasant manner in the same way he dealt with computer programming and the like. On a side note, I did collaborate on another writing project, so it’s not a bad experience as I’m just letting you believe.
But yes, four days ago I finished “On The Beaten Path”. Two of my favourite writers, whom I’d consider good pen pals and facebook buddies, are urging that I take the necessary time to disassociate myself from Gene in that story, and I am finding it hard. But I will prevail and wait it out for two more weeks.
If not, well… let’s not go there eh?
Been well over a month since I last updated anything to do with the website, but life had been hectic due to me graduating finally with a Masters in Social and Community Work. Now, if I only start ignoring my mates who claim that it's a matter of "when" not "if" I'll be doing a Doctorate. Personally, I need a job.
My novel attempt, primarily On The Beaten Path, has unfortunately stalled due to a severe writer's block. Managing to crawl out of it. In other news I have recently completed a collaboration with a friend of mine, an apocalyptic science fiction thingy with action packed scenes and butt ugly aliens. Needs a good line edit and a run through an editor's fine toothbrush.
Also, a short novella -- entitled Vesta Central -- will be making its way onto the internet through a new e-publishing small press. Once details become available, I'll link it through to this website.
Onto some other good news, at least it's good in my eyes. Written Games is up live, and linked through Links to Sites. What's that you wonder? In a nut shell, Written Games was founded with myself, Mo and Graham as a means to show case fan fiction and original pieces of writing that people could use as a means to showcase their work. It is also a place of collaborative endeavours, such as the Saturn and Defiance. I would seriously recommend for you check out Written Games.
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