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Archive for June, 2010

Progress Report, in which I am a brat

Another three chapters–almost–on Wet Work.  Magic Meter says:

Not overly pleased with this progress; I should be further along than I am.  Seems I’m doing an awful lot of foot-dragging–my very strong lazy streak coming out.  Do I have to do all this work, Mommy?  Why are you so mean to me?

If I’m to have any hope of finishing this rewrite by the end of the month, I need to kick it into gear.  And wouldn’t you know it?  Up next are what I expect will be the two most challenging chapters, the ones that will require the most substantial revisions.

Aw gee, Mom, do I have to?

Yes, little Matt, I’m afraid you do.

I don’t like you anymore.  <stomps off in a huff>

Anyway, after I get through those next two chapters, I should be able to wrap up the rest in fairly short order.  I think.  I hope.  And if not, I can always hold my breath until everyone starts being nicer to me.  So there.

Oh, and before I slam the door and commence to sulking like a proper brat, here’s your snippet:

 

Read on, if you dare . . .

Writer Jam at Kryton Comics

This Saturday, June 12th, I’ll be at Krypton Comics (Westwood Shopping Center, 120th & Center), participating in a Writer Jam.  This will be the first in a series of panel discussions on the ins and outs writing and publishing.  I’ll be joined by local authors Travis Heermann, Chloe Neill, Marcus Pelegrimas, and Kylie Kinley.

The fun starts at noon, and is slated to run until 2:00 or so.

Stop by, if yer of a mind.  Hope to see you there!

Progress Report, in which I have Jeff Goldblum explain

Notched another three chapters on the Wet Work rewrite, although I had to cheat a little to do it, by including yesterday’s work in the total.  Hey, Mondays are usually dead time for me, so I’m allowing myself to count it.  Here’s Jeff Goldblum to explain:


Anyway, Magic Meter now stands here:

I’m happy with the fixes I’ve put in.  The first act now bears a much closer resemblance to what I’d originally intended for it.  More work remains to be done, but I feel like I’m on the right track. 

And hey, it occurs to me that I should be doing snippets.  Here’s one: