The last couple of days have been good ones. You might all experience a bit of shock though. I didn’t spend all that time working on writing stuff.
I’ll call the cardiac unit now. Or a few of them. 😉
Apparently I do know how to take an evening off… Sort of.
I went to see Iron Man 3 last night. I have a thing for the Avengers, okay? It was a lot of fun and my only regret is that I can’t have a blu-ray copy of it now. I’d really like to watch it again. And again. I’m like that with movies (and books) that I really like. I call it “visiting with old friends,” because well done characters are like that and I want to experience their journey again.
Of course, that wasn’t all I did. While waiting for the movie to start, I went and made a special appointment for today and then sat in the lobby of the theater editing Second Thoughts on my iPad. Like I said, sort of took the evening off. And I did a bit more when I got home. It wasn’t as much as I’d originally planned, but I’m almost a quarter of the way through the markup stage and I’ve got lots of time today.
I’m seeing a lot of my common mistakes and writer’s ticks in this one, partly I think because I wrote it so quickly and because writing it was unexpected. Also because I’ve become more aware of them. I started working with a copy editor recently, who pointed out a lot of them to me, mostly gently. She only suggested stabbiness over one of them, which was legit, and she’s also a friend, so she knew I wouldn’t take the comment literally. But having them pointed out like that does seem to have the side effect of making me watch for them in my first drafts. I suspect growth as a writer may ensue, but we’ll see. I haven’t done a first draft since going through those notes.
Today’s adventure, and break from editing, was going to get parts of my hair dyed purple. That was the special appointment I mentioned. Yes, I now have noticeable purple streaks in my hair. It’s seriously awesome. I wanted to do this for years. Now I wish I had. Oh well, I have them now. 😀
Yes, that’s a current picture of me. At least the cardiac teams are already here. It’s not a great picture, just something I took on my way home with my phone, but I had to show off the purple and it looks so sweet in the sun. I’m so glad I did this.
So, that’s been my last couple of days, well, that and more notes on the books I’m building. And one more plot bunny for the farm. I need to start neutering these things. Anyway, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to toddle off now. I have a novella to revise, after all. 🙂