Tuesday, August 19, 2008

So the Meat Grinds Slooowly...

Of course, being ahead of schedule and all, this week in edits has gone by like frozen molasses on a flat surface. Why, you ask? Because of one word: children.

My older boy is moping because school starts tomorrow. In honor of this, he's been asking both Dusty and I "Are you done working yet?" every fifteen minutes.

My younger boy, however, is working on becoming a musician. He's been banging on every available surface with a pair of spoons, trying to "pway the drums!" like the robots in Animusic.

Oh, the pain.

So the fifty to seventy five pages of editing I wanted to get done in the last two days boiled down to thirty. Thirty long, hard-battled pages.

I hope to have Dare to Believe edited, syopsis'd and sent in by the end of the week, with Bella Luna being finished and sent to my beta readers by the end of next week.

Don't be surprised if there's a strange scene in one of them where a set of drums gets smashed...

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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