Tolkien, artist

Overwhelmed? Me?

So I'm progressing on B2ME month, but last year when short fics were easy for me, this year my muse is screaming at me to write more in-depth stories. I'm not unhappy, my story of Maglor from yesterday (The Power of Song) was yummy and I'm very happy with it. I'm fighting with the other story from yesterday, and ready to tackle today's that must use the elements of Maglor interacting with Galileo and heliocentrism. I also need to use a Cove, the technique of carving, and the hobbit, Pippin. Oy! But first I have to finish the story I have in the works of Feanor - Savior of Middle Earth. A bit controversial, but after thinking about it all day, I think I determined a good angle from which to approach it.

This bingo is exhausting me much more than last year's bingo did. Because of the way that this is structured, every day can have up to eight prompts because I chose eight bingo cards. I also have to have made a significant start to each challenge within 48 hours. It's only March 3rd and I don't want to fall behind this early in the month. So I'm really pushing myself. I think, in the main, that this is actually a good thing though. But getting the computer time to work on these is the hardest part since I actually work for a living - LOL. Like I said....OY!

My cousin Emailed me yesterday, proposing that we meet later this spring when she flies out to visit her daughter in a nearby state. It's a solid eight hour drive away, but that's not too bad, so we're working on dates now. It would be a delight to see her and catch up again. It's been years since we've had a chance to catch up since we live half a nation apart from each other. I don't know how long her daughter will be in Nebraska, so I'm going to try very hard to make this happen. I wish each of you a wonderful and creative weekend. I'll be working on writing and photoshop and maybe I'll treat myself to a book or mag at Barnes & Noble.
Well, they are coming along. It's the keeping up part that is difficult, and I can always fall back to a drabble even if a drabble only skates on the surface. Thsnks for the *hugs* and sending some *hugs* back at you.

- Erulisse (one L)
even if a drabble only skates on the surface.

Yep, that's the main problem with drabbles. *sigh* They're too short, at least for my preferences.
Altough you called yourself "queen of drabbles" once, I am glad you don't write only them - I really like your longer stories and I think you're doing great with them. :)
Oh, thank you. I'm just following my muse, but she seems determined that I must write longer stories, at least fictlets, this time around :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
That's what's happening to me too with the prompts. I ended up with 10 on the first day and 4 the next. Oddly enough, 10 was easier!

Hope you meet up with your friend.

Good luck with the writing, it is challenging but fun!
I quite believe that. I had five on the first day, several of which could be combined. But day 2 I had two distinct storylines and on day 3 I'll have to do two stories again because two storylines just don't merge well. *sigh*

- Erulisse (one L)
happy that I only took eight cards
I have 24 cards, I've 6 prompts plus a drabble today and getting them to fit together is going to be a real headache! It helps to know we are all in this together,though!
Oh yes. We will all be cackling insanely by the end of the month - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
After all the deadline-based writing I've done in the last few months, I want to just relax and enjoy B2MeM. I'm only writing the prompts that talk to me, and I'm allowing myself two days off a week. So far it's been fun, except Word ate the last 2,000 words of my first fic and I had to spend time yesterday recreating that when I thought I'd be tweaking it before writing something else. When I have maybe 10 pieces I'll organise a page for them on the website and post them all there, maybe put a couple I like on my lj later.

It's always lovely to meet up with family you haven't seen in ages, good luck with the arrangements :)
Although I realize I don't have to actually play the Bingo game, it's a challenge and I tend to rise to challenges. It's that 48 hour thing that is a problem. To be significantly along with a work before telling the moderators for the stamp. My significantly is usually pretty darned significantly.

- Erulisse (one L)
enjoy your relaxation :-)
My head is just spinning over your juxtaposition of prompts. Whew!

What's going to be very difficult is reading and commenting to other people's stories - keeping the "community" in the community! - while at the same time working on our own. I've already had to go in and create a b2mem filter because the numerous entries were eating my friends page! I may only be able to respond to entries by folks on my fllist - there's just so, so much.

Enjoy your day!

Edited at 2012-03-03 01:51 pm (UTC)
So far I'm managing to keep up fairly well, but Monday will be very hard because I have to be out front working with customers, and then I have to make a speech that night, so no spare time at home either. I like to acknowledge the fics, at least as much as I can.

- Erulisse (one L)
I seldom filter and felt so guilty doing it, but my flist was getting lost in the crowd. I suspect it'll slow down enough to ditch the filter by mid-March.
Yes, I believe so too. It will be interesting to see how many are left standing by the end of the month!
I have to say that the bingo seemed too likely to temp to more than one card - and then get horribly complicated. I will enjoy reading - but am very glad to not join in!
I only chose eight (it could have been SO much worse) and three of them were placesetting cards - Art Supplies, Botany and Landscape - things I can work into almost any story or artwork. That leaves five cards that have substance.

- Erulisse (one L)