Saturday, November 12, 2011

Busy Week

Well, it's been a pretty good week. It started out a little rough because of work, but Thursday was a short day and there was no school on Friday, so that made this weekend much more smooth.

On Thursday I went to a Speculative Fiction workshop at the CWC, and it happens again next week. It was interesting to hear what others in the workshop thought the differences between Fantasy and SciFi were. We came up with lists, which basically defined SciFi as 'cold, hard steel' and 'science' and Fantasy as 'organic' and 'magic'. This is not always the case, though, and there's a lot of overlap between the two genres. I'd definitely put myself on the far Fantasy side of the spectrum, though.

We also did a couple of writing exercises, which got me to actually write something for the sequel to Tsirash. It's been too long. Rael was getting upset with me.

(Sigh. My neighbors are watching Harry Potter on full-blast... at least it's that and not Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm starting to hate that show.)

Where was I? On Friday I had a little get-together with my roommates from college. They're all married and most of them have a kid, and in one case a house, but I'm not as jealous as I thought I'd be. My cousin and I had a good long talk about it in the car, and... sure, they are farther on the career/money track, but they're working 12-hour shifts and never get to spend time with their husbands, and any free time is non-existent with a baby around. I love babies, and I want one of my own, but...

...ahem. Friday is also my writing group meeting. We've been more distracted lately by video games and stuff, though. Actually, we've been playing Phoenix Wright as a group, and we finished a case last night. Despite the grammatical errors, I love those games.

I also found out this morning that I won one of Juliana's handmade journals for the Blogfest this week! I never expected to get anything from it, actually. I just thought it would be fun to participate and meet some more writers/bloggers. And I definitely have. I'm sad that next week is the end of the Fest... :(

Well, this week has been much busier than usual... I'm headed to Desert Star Playhouse today, too. My brother gave Jaron and me his tickets. :O

How has your week been?



  1. Desert Star!!! I love that place!

  2. Sounds like a fun filled week. I saw my friends for college this weekend too. We needed so much more time to be togther! Don't worry everything is relative. Pace yourself, don't rush life- just enjoy it. :-)

  3. The way I've always thought of fantasy versus sci-fi is that science fiction offers logical explanations for the crazy stuff (whether they're valid explanations or not is another matter), whereas fantasy expects you to accept the crazy things as truth, and that's just how it is. A wizard's power usually comes from some kind of deity or spiritual energy, right? That kind of stuff can't really be proven or explained. But every sci-fi book tries to explain why space travel works. Sci-fi can even have stuff like dragons, they'd just have to do it like Jurassic Park--some scientist created a new strand of DNA that gave lizards wings, and they evolved at a rapid rate because of X.

  4. @Cassie Mae: Oh! Do you live in Utah?

    @Cynthia: That's what I'm trying to focus on. There are times where I wish I had money/stuff RIGHT NOW, but I realize that if I were to do that, I would have absolutely no free time to USE the stuff I want.

    @Fridgecrisis: Good point. See, this is why I'm married to you. :)

  5. I really like what you and fridgecrisis said about the difference between fantasy and science fiction. I was actually thinking about that this week.