Stumptown Comics Expo is this Saturday and Sunday (April 27-28) at the Convention Center in Portland , OR, and I’ll be there all weekend sharing table space with the main crew of The Committee Building, Jesse Snavlin and Dan Schkade. We’ll be at table H7 (scroll to the bottom of this page for an enlargeable map of the space–we’re pretty much dead center), and you should swing by and say hi. It’s a great con (I went last year as a regular attendee and found some really stellar books), and I can’t wait to be part of it in a whole new way.
Be a love, bring coffee. Venti dark roast, three sugars, a decent pour of milk.
And I didn’t lose any writing time to do it! I actually did the redesign you see before you after I wrote for the day, so it wouldn’t be a procrastination trick on my brain to somehow make up for not writing.
My goal right now is to stop trying to come up with ways to “make up” for not writing and just write instead. Yesterday, I got six pages of Girl Who Loves a Zombie, Issue #2 revised and finished a short-short story about a stoplight. I’m keeping this post short so I can try to pop off some writing before heading out for the evening.
So: new blog design. Feel free to poke around and let me know what you think. Off to write!
Generally, I do a post about what I hope to accomplish, but I’ve been disappointed in my output lately, and so I decided to try and write on Wednesday and then blog any success on Thursday. The good news is, there has actually been success. Let’s go to the bullet points:
- I got to page 6 of the rewrite for Issue #2 of Girl Who Loved a Zombie. I had the first 7 pages written out a few days ago when I realized I had an superfluous character, so the rewrite was to cut the character and tighten the story. It worked well until page 6 when I realized the character I was writing is meant to be a parallel. So, it stalled again, but only for the night, I think.
- I wrote about 300 words of a new short story, which is about a spotlight with an identity crisis. I am literally writing it because I was explaining the layout of a town near the one I grew up to a friend and said the phrase, “In defense of the old stoplight,” which cracked up said friend, and he said it would be a great opening line to something, so now it’s a short story about a stoplight with an identity crisis. Thanks, Travis.
- I finished the final arc of Cable & Deadpool (you can see my very short review on Goodreads), which probably won’t mean anything to you if you don’t read comics, but trust me when I tell you it was a strong read all the way through, and I just want to hug everyone in that book.
- Someone bought a copy of I Should Get a Free Dog, which is always lovely. I would like to use this space to remind you all I do have a much newer short story available if you’re interested (not a subtle hint; I blame Deadpool).
And how was your Wednesday?