things don't change that quickly round here, but i've been taking baby steps with a few other writer types to make my first writing projects happen. it's not easy! writing those few articles for that magazine, and editing all the other submissions they took were actually a constructive experience, especially in knowing and understanding the process of getting read. but i don't think i want to do that stuff again, or perhaps would with better quality submissions.
but my own shit is coming along much more quickly now. it's very easy to avoid working on it, but kate, one of the mentors, gave me some really nice reinforcement in her comments, especially about my biggest 'notwanttobeawriteritstoomuchworkeditingandrereadingshitiwrotealreadyitis' issue, that i don't need to edit my work, that the first drafts are quite good as they are, and that i should just write. quite a complimenti!
anyway, since there is mostly nobody here, and i know you all well should you actually pop back in, i will present some of the extracts that i have presented to my writing group for criticism.
my plan, or hope, is that i will compile these vignettes, which are autobiographical, into a loose chronology and render it fictional. i have changed the names to protect the innocent.