Hey, got a couple of quick things for you today. Not much. Don’t want to get in the way of your weekend.
Did you notice this…?
Guess what? I’ve been doing some writing exercises. Just staying loose, really, but some of them have morphed into sort of vignettes. I don’t think they’re stories, really.
Matter of fact, I posted one today for #FridayFlash. Check it out if you’re a mind to. Let me know your thoughts too.
I posted one on Wednesday night too, to not much fanfare. It was the first thing I’ve posted in a while, if I recall correctly.
Speaking of that…
I’m seriously considering starting a new novel. I haven’t started a new one since late 2007. That one’s languishing in the unfinished pile because it needs work. Lots of work. And I’m a little daunted by the amount of work.
My current “manuscript” didn’t seem to hold up to the editing process too well. I put it up against the four-part story structure, and it’s missing the last half of Act II, a pinch point, a second plot point, and the entire climax has to be redone. With all that going on, I don’t know if the story’s worth fixing.
I’m thinking of calling for people to look at it as is and tell me if they think it should be salvaged. But most people I know who could do that are writers and don’t have enough time in their schedules to do that. So I’m sort of drumming my fingers, thinking about what to do on it. Rewriting the last half of the book and making it worth submitting is more exhausting in my mind than starting over.
Thoughts on that?
And the other…
I got a call on Wednesday from the company with whom I interviewed a week ago Thursday (May 6). They wanted to let me know they opted for another candidate.
Story of my life, yo.
I’m not upset though. I just have to start this whole process over and keep at it until something breaks. Or, you know … we have to move into a cardboard box.
If you’re the praying type, we can sure use it.
OH, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Onyx! May it be the best and grandest you’ve ever had. 🙂
That’s all, folks!
Have a great weekend, everyone, and I’ll talk to you again next week.
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