Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday, its Friday

The title of this post was meant to be sing-song style, not unlike Debbie Reynold's in Singin' In the Rain singing, "Sunset and Camdon!" If you haven't seen that movie in a while you are missing out. Best musical ever! At least in my humble opinion.

But I digress. I did manage to finish the 3rd and I hope final rewrite of my MG book, Big Chief's Gold. That is still a working title so don't be alarmed that it stinks on ice. Now I have endless edits before I start to farm it out to agents and possible publishers. Should be an interesting experiment. I did enjoy writing it. How else can you explain rewriting the same story 3 times, from different points of view or characters. I wouldn't do that with just any story. Most I would have given up on long before that happened.

So what happens today. First I need to go to the lumberyard and pick up more drywall so I can finish that bedroom I started two months ago (it is looking really good. I just have the closet and part of the walls to hang and then I finish and paint the walls, trim it out and call it done.) It should be the quietest room in the house, because I have taken the time to soundproof it with mucho insulation. this afternoon I need to clean the house. So I think It is safe to say that my writing is done for the week. Stick a fork in it and hope it all comes back to me on Monday.

Until Monday, have a great weekend. And now for you viewing pleasure a scene from Singin' in the Rain, Donald O'Conner in Make 'em Laugh. I don't know how old he was when he did this scene but it had to be hard on him.

13 comments:

Horror Girl said...

you forgot to add "drive to nc and mow samantha's lawn" to your list.

god just look at it. stupid growing grass.

congrats on finishing your project!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Samantha, how could I let that slip my mind? My yard seems to have slowed down a bit, not as much rain will do that to green growy things I guess.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on finishing (again)! You deserve a few days off to, um, hang drywall and clean the house. Wait, that doesn't sound very relaxing.

Catherine J Gardner said...

I disagree. Best musical ever - Moulin Rouge or West Side Story. :/)

Congrats on finishing, and double congrats for working your way through the different viewpoints.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congrats on the book!

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- It actually is relaxing to get my hands dirty with construction.

Cate- I liked Moulin Rouge as well. I think I am a Gene Kelly fan more than anything. That man can move. He was very good in An American in Paris as well.

The POV thing was good for me to work through.

Thanks Nat!

Aaron Polson said...

I raise a glass to you sir, and Big Chief's Gold. You can hang sheetrock in my house, anytime.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron, I work for beer and steak. It doesn't even have to be good steak.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Congrats on finishing the book.

My backyard could use some work. I have beer and some ribeyes ready for the grill...

Ann Eyberg said...

So, how many times ARE you going to plug singin in the rain? Jeesh. and as for the sound proofiness of the room, are we going to lock the kids in there forever? or will it be all those rambunctious guests you're expecting? Maybe I will stay there to escape the dog's snoring!

Ann Eyberg said...

So, how many times ARE you going to plug singin in the rain? Jeesh. and as for the sound proofiness of the room, are we going to lock the kids in there forever? or will it be all those rambunctious guests you're expecting? Maybe I will stay there to escape the dog's snoring!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Mrs. Eyberg is funny...she should have her own blog.

BT said...

Congrats on finishing...again!

Don't worry about all those guests, Anne, Jamie assured me he was only building it for my upcoming book tour ;c)