Oct. 27th, 2005

Back again

Oct. 27th, 2005 10:09 am
aadler: (ck4)
 
9:45PM Central Afghan Time

Busy the last couple of days, but not in a way that kept me from accomplishing anything. “Glass Ceiling” is proceeding reasonably well; 1,000 words yesterday, 1,200 today. [livejournal.com profile] chrisjournal agreed to accept the Five Questions meme, and I just posted them for her.

There’s a brief combatives class tomorrow, and I’m interested. I used to be deeply involved in judo, and what I’ve seen of the military combatives system seems to rely heavily on judo techniques. If it goes well, I’d like to see about becoming the combatives instructor for my unit. I’d have to go to a school for that, when this deployment ends, but heck! can you imagine being paid to have this kind of fun?

“Glass Ceiling” looks to be longer than the stories I’ve been producing lately, but I always had a feeling that would be the case, one reason I didn’t begin it until I felt I had the right stuff lined up inside my head. Some parts are still waiting to come together, but I can feel the deficits and have some background idea of what will be needed to fill them. I’ve done this kind of thing before, it’s familiar to me and causes me no worry. I had more trouble with “the Still, Small Voice” because 1) I started off thinking I did have the story figured out, and 2) when I realized I had a problem, I couldn’t figure out just where the problem was. This one has a totally different shape to it; and, with due modesty, I’ve been getting better at this stuff for a while now.

Life is good.