Friday, January 4, 2008

Haph Post #1

Hello, this is Haph, first post in the new Blog.

Testing 1-2-3, testing 1-2-3.

Got it? Good. Anyway. To blogging.

My current WIP is called Save Our Story! Adventures in Metafiction. And it's... adventures in metafiction. Exactly what the title says. Simple enough.

The goal is to reach completion of the rough draft by March 1, 2008. It's not really a New Year's resolution so much as a time limit, and considering I estimate the rough draft to be about 40,000 words, it's not very impossible -- I've written much more in much less time, so how could it be? Although, this is handwritten, so it may be a little tougher. I plan to get a lot of writing done this weekend (at least finishing chapter 6, if not more), and I do have a 4 day weekend this week, so I plan to do a lot of writing then. Oh yes, and school is good for writing during, too. It's not like my classes merit my attention most of the time, anyway.

As for not writing, I'm trying to learn how to play the bass (electric, that is), and I learned that a friend of mine plays the drums. The idea is that if we can find some guitarists and people who can sing, we'll have something else to occupy our time with. She says she can sing, but I kind of have a feeling that it's a bad idea for a drummer to be the singer... Ba-bang-ba-bang right into the mic, or something like that. In other musical pirsuits, I've neglected the viola all winter break, and I have solo and ensemble, so that really needs my attentions this weekend and hopefully today.

For some reason I've found that I have about $30 in iTunes money. If anybody has any recommendations for music, I'm open to them.

So, everybody, good luck in all your writing/musical/artistic/creative endeavors. Lord knows we all need it.



Kyt Dotson said...

I see one metafiction and raise thee an electric fish on a stick -- no wait, that's surrealism. In that case I'll fall back on Xanadu.

That seems safe.

Greetings from the land of Yog-Sothtoth and the other eldritch strange 'tween the walls.

Sophie W. said...

Good luck with your writing, Hap! I don't know much about your taste in music, so I can't make any recommendations, though.

bethany said...

oh, my husband played in a band where the drummer was a really good singer, and it would freak people out, like um where's the singer, where's the singer? He only sang when the other singer got tired and hoarse, after awhile.

hannah said...

My boyfriend's a fantastic drummer...frickin incredible. And he's quite a good singer, too. But I don't think he can do both at once. I'll ask.

Jordan said...

Cherish that drummer friend of yours, Hap. A good rhythm section requires the bassist and drummer to practically read each other's minds.

I suck as a bassist. But it's still fun!

Here's to finishing things!