Avox in Arcadia (perpetual) wrote,
Avox in Arcadia

Happy November

Write some B/A fic totaling at least 5000 words: Worked on it. :( Yes, this was supposed to be my IWRY story, and no, I didn't finish. It's over 16k now, but none of them will count until it's posted. Show of hands for anyone who wants to start reading it anyway?

Original fiction:
Probably worked on something. Don't really remember. Look, I was trying really hard to finish the B/A fic.

Make something for my nephew and/or nieces: Painted and glazed the Fluffy sculpture, so this one's a checkmark! Tried to take pictures the other night but couldn't get a good one.
Complete any kind of painting: These wolves in watercolor. Check!
Use Photoshop: Finished my library book and made a couple manips I probably wouldn't have been able to do before, calling it a win.

Finish a book a month: Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud. It was written in 2000 and it shows; plus, the word 'reinventing' tends to turn me off, so I went into it with skepticism coloring my admiration for his other works. Calling it the worst of his trifecta isn't as hard a criticism as it would be if the other two weren't so good, but I must admit my favorite part was probably digging around internet archives for the altercation I remembered between him and Penny Arcade shortly after it was published. That was the first time I'd heard the name Scott McCloud. Things have changed! Anyway, this is a graphic novel but it reads like a book. It will have to do since I don't have anything else.
Read one poem every night before going to sleep: I really like the variety in Good Poems, especially after a thick collection by a single poet. Plus they were originally selected to be read on the radio, so they sound good out loud.

Catch up on Doctor Who: With some difficulty, found the place where I left off some-odd years ago. Wrapped up S7 and finally got to see the "Day of the Doctor" special which I'd been looking forward to for a long time. More Tennant than I expected and fewer other returning guest stars, but that suited me fine. Good times! Full speed ahead, but I'm letting myself out early if I don't like the Twelfth Doctor.

Finish and post my homebrew 30-day meme: Worked on it. I may as well reveal now that this is actually a series of essays about my favorite things, which is why it's taking so long. I have enough written that there's no turning back, but having it ready to post in December or even January may be a little too optimistic.

So I guess October was the month of art and November will be the month of writing, which is appropriate. I'm thinking about my 2017 resolutions and NaNoWriMo might land a place. Maybe I can warm up this year by writing 50k total words that aren't a novel.
Tags: a comic i read, creative agenda, doctor who, iwry, links, poetry, writing

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