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Writers on Writing


Amanda wrote:

Sorry I haven’t been around much. A lot of people at work have either quit or been fired, which means that we’re desperately short staffed this week, which in turn means that I’m working almost forty hours this week and I’m totally exhausted. That means I don’t have as much time for surfing the internet as I used to. I’ve also been working hard keeping up with my real work, trying to make up for the fact that there was no episode of Dreamfall last week. Unfortunately I was so sick and tired (literally) after camping that trying to do anything creative was completely out of the question. But, I finished draft 2 of Episode 3 on Monday night, so I’ll be posting the finished product it a little later on today. I had hoped to get two episodes out this week to make up for the delay last week, and I still might manage it, but I’m not going to make any promises. Today is my last day off and I’ve got a killer nine and a half hour shift this Saturday, so unless it gets done sometime in the next two and a half days, it’s probably not going to get done at all. At least, not until next week. You wouldn’t think that writing a weekly web series would be so hard, but of course appearances are deceiving. It also probably doesn’t help that I’m a completely neurotic perfectionist when it comes to my work. =P

For those of you that don’t know already, I’m taking a bit of a break from The Dead Robots’ Society. I consider it a summer hiatus, to help me recharge my creative batteries and really focus on my writing. So far it’s working, too. I won’t be completely absent, of course. I’ve got plans for at least one or two special episodes, and you can still find me on the forums any time. I also plan to be present at Dragon*Con for at least a day this year, so I can meet my fellow co-hosts and properly heckle Justin when he’s hosting his podcasting writers panel. XD

It amazes me how quickly the months are passing. It seems like only yesterday the air was chilly, everybody was drinking hot drinks and I was shopping for winter clothes. Now summer is here in full force, the air conditioning is running, and my 20th birthday is just around the corner. My life is virtually unrecognizable compared to where it was this time last year, and June also marks the four year anniversary of my family’s move to Tennessee. Again, none of that seems like it was that long ago. Funny how time works, isn’t it? Or maybe it’s just the human perception of time that’s funny. Who knows. (Doctor Who pun not intended.)

Well, that episode of Dreamfall isn’t going to edit itself and I’ve probably blathered on about my life for long enough. If you’re reading this, I hope things are going OK for you like they are for me. 🙂

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