And no sooner than it had begun, April was over. It scarce feels like 30 whole days have passed since this month’s challenge started. It’s all passed by in a haze of work, writing and lounging about in my jim-jams. Spring has finally deigned to grace us with its mercurial presence. It feels like I’ve done nothing but write this month. Or more accurately try to write for hours only to be rewarded with a brief and transient flicker of words for a few fleeting moments. I’ve been snowed under with things to do, but slowly and surely, in the harsh light of spring, they are melting away. Hopefully I can return to a clam and pastoral life for a while, though I doubt it will be long before I’m seized by writer’s fervour and end up committing myself to even more things. But they are problems for another day. Now, to Pictonaut based business…
This month’s picture went by the name Office Warfare, the work of one Rhys Owens. I started this month’s wordascope dangerously close to the end of the month. Having spent some serious time working on and getting The Working Barbarian up and running (shameless plug) I was initially worried that I might not finish it. That I might, after over a year and a half of doing this, actually fail to stump up a wordascope. It was a close run thing. The final touches being put to it at about 8:30 last night. I’m not entirely happy with it. I think it starts off strong but loses its way a bit towards the end. I’m quite certain I’ve written worse things, but I feel like it has a lot of unrealised potential and that’s eating away at me.
This month saw a Pictonaut first, this month someone did a wordascope in the form of a screenplay. That’s dangerously arty.
James Clayton – To Battle with the Big Cat
The Rogue Verbumancer – Presentation Day
Remember to check back tomorrow for the start of May’s Pictonaut Challenge.