Thursday, June 11, 2009

Where the heck did this week go?

In case you missed it, Thursday is upon us already. My week has thus far been productive an busy and I wouldn't have it any other way. As far as edits go I should be done with this round of edits in another 8 working days. I say working days because my wife has a nice little respite from work starting Saturday and she doesn't have to go back for 5 days. I can't wait. Meanwhile, I don't know how much time will be spent with red pen to paper. (yes, I do use a red pen. Little things like comma's and periods don't get lost on the page.)

This book (novella) isn't as bad as I thought it might be after letting it simmer for awhile. I am doing my fair share of adding to and taking away, but I have to say it is more enjoyable than a full blown re-write.

I also finished my flash piece for the Shroud flash fiction contest #7. I will be curious to see what makes it. After reading the magazine I would have to say I stand a chance although my story doesn't contain a monster or a good scare. It is horrifying, but I don't know if I would classify it as horror. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone but me. Anyway, it has been submitted.

I don't know a lot today so I will say goodbye for now.

15 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I've been out of the habit of using a red pen for some time now. It scares the kiddos at school, I guess. I use eye friendly green. At least I like green.

Jamie Eyberg said...

All of my green pens are out of ink, otherwise I like them too.

Katey said...

I love green pens too-- I always stock up.

Still, I've just emerged from an editing slog myself, so I wanted to turn up and show my support and sympathy here.

Good luck with the Shroud contest!

Cate Gardner said...

I'm convinced my story makes sense only to me... I'm thinking of posting my story on my blog when it doesn't make it and I soooooo hope others do the same. I'd love to see where others took the idea.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey- I am almost out of colored pens, next time I am at the store. . .

Cate- I'm game if you are.

Cate Gardner said...

YAY!

Carrie Harris said...

I use purple, when I actually print and edit, which isn't very common. If I could find one that is purple AND sparkles, I would be a happy woman indeed. Not particularly mature, but happy.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- I think they make a purple glitter pen with the gel ink. I think I might have one in my bag o'pens. Check in the children's art section of Target.

Fox Lee said...

I use a highlighter : )

Red is too bright, and I wind up having to take long. My eyes are wonky when it comes to things like that.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- after a while the highlighter blends into the page for me. I can't do that.

BT said...

I guess I'm a total geek - I do all my revision on the computer using track changes.

Occasionally I've been known to do it from hard copy but then I'm old school and use a deep scarlet pen. But that is a very rare day indeed.

How come I didn't know about this Shroud contest thingy?

Carrie - you can definitely get glitter pens in purple. My daughter loves them. Her favourite colour as well.

Jamie Eyberg said...

BT- I'll send you the link about the contest in your e-mail. You only have a couple of hours to go (due Friday)

Unknown said...

I finished up my flash piece for shroud as well. I've been writing up a flurry of short shorts lately. Makes me feel like I'm accomplishing things again.

K.C. Shaw said...

Good luck on the Shroud sub! Congrats on finishing it!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- flash is good for the soul.

K.C.- There is a lot of competition, good competition, for this market. Still, if you don't try. . .