Friday, October 28, 2011

It hasn't quite been a week....

Good evening! I am writing to you from Friday night, after a day of mostly editing. I say mostly editing because I had to write a new scene. Something was missing, I needed some oomph. A little worldbuilding, a little sexy time for the characters and little injection of sinister foreboding. All good things. I really want to finish this first round of edits. I'm not sure if I should send it off to betas when I'm done, or if I should let it simmer and do another pass before sending it off to betas. Decisions, decisions.

It is also Halloween weekend! Very exciting! I have to remember to pick up something for our potluck at work on Monday. I may even have to buy some candy... you know... for the kids. Or for myself. To eat when no kids come by. Who am I kidding? I'm going to buy candy and put a sign on my door that says, "Sorry, no candy", then I'm gonna sit and eat the candy and watch The Ghost Hunters Live, just like I do every year. Bwah hahahahaha!

And it's also just before NaNo! The clock, it are a tickin'. I'm getting very excited. I keep tinkering with my summary, which I feel really, really stinks. I'm terrible at narrowing things down. And then I feel bad, because if I'm a writer, I should be able to summarize my story, or give you the beat down, the logline, the query, the remix, the fashizzle, all in one go. And I've never been able to. I can write you a story, but don't ask me to tell it to you.

I really need to work on my fashizzle. 


  1. Sexy time is win! LOL Editorial/beta choices are less fun, eh?

    Mmm, candy. We buy candy and beer every Friday night. It's just our thing. ;) But Halloween is a great excuse to eat more. Ha!

    Cannot believe NaNo is already upon us... I still have so much I want to accomplish this weekend. >.<

  2. Don't worry, I thought I was going to have my entire story outlined before Nov 1, but it's not turning out that way. I'm just not sure where to go until i start getting immersed in the story telling itself.

  3. Wendy - Halloween is on Monday! You're gonna need more candy and beer! :)

    Kirsten - I feel you. I took over a month and a half to get my outline ready. It was very hard, because I discover so much more when I write than when I sit there and think about writing....

    Best of luck to you both!