Saturday, April 19, 2008

Work, Work, Work... =)

I've got some major projects on my hands for the next few weeks. I want to make sure that I have all my little duckies in a row before the family and I head to the House of Mouse in June, this way I don't have to worry about anything other than Florida making my hair frizzy.

Very Much Alive is about to enter the meat grinder: aka, first round of personal edits. I'll chop, I'll add, and I may expand it a little bit; I'm still not sure. I'll decide once the read-through is done. It may go from novella length (max 30k words) to category (which is, I think, max 45k words).

I need to begin outlining Dogs and Cats. I plan on starting work on that after I return from vacation, but I want to make sure the story has jelled in my head before I start. The outline will probably get changed as the characters talk to me, but it's always a good starting point for me. I can go back and say, "Wait. What was I doing again?" And with two kids, I do that a lot.

And I want to finish up Dare to Believe, which has patiently been sitting in my Romance folder since I started work on Wallflower.

Busy busy busy...

Have I mentioned I love my job?

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford