Friday, July 3, 2009

And they call this a holiday

Tomorrow may be the Independence Day but it is not a holiday, not around this house. I ave finished putting my edits into the computer and after reading the ending, for the 5th time on full read through, I am not happy with it. It seems to be missing something that I can't put my finger on. I think I may have to let this one simmer for a while longer and maybe change the POV that I tell the story from. Not what I want to do, but I think it will do the story more justice. Besides, it is only 23,000 words long so it won't take long to change it. I just have two POV's I would tell the story from. The third one I can't consider because they die in the end.

So, now that one project is filed until a later date I can focus on cleaning the house and building monkey bars for the kids. Tomorrow I bake some cookies and then we blow stuff up, or watch other people blow stuff up, legally. It is completely legal.

Also, before I go I want to give a shout out to Barry Napier who just had his collection, Debris, picked up by Library of Horror Press. If you haven't already, go on over and give him a virtual pat on the back. Even if you don't know him. He would like to meet you. He is a nice guy, really.

To all of you out there, have a good and safe weekend. Don't put sparklers near your eye or in your friends eye, although rude strangers- NO, Don't do that either.


Barry Napier said...

Thanks for the shout out!

And who ever said I was a nice guy???

Cate Gardner said...

I'm not happy with my WIP either, it's missing a whole pile of words.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Barry- I consider myself a pretty good judge of character, Jeffery Dahmer aside.

Cate- What is it about spending a bunch of time on a project to go- meh.?

Katey said...

Everything I write feels like that for ages. I mostly depend on outside perspective when something's missing-- either that or I have to let it sit for a year. And who has a year between drafts?

That's a long way of saying you have my sympathies. Enjoy the stuff blowing up! I know I will.

K.C. Shaw said...

How cool that you're going to build monkey bars! I hope you post pictures when you're done with them.

Fox Lee said...

This is one holiday I always feel quite left out on. I don't like fireworks, and my parents never got into the whole "cook out" thing.

I will, however, pay someone else to make me a burger tonight. One can't completely ignore tradition ; )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Just got done with the grill-out. now we are watching Nascar and drinking beer. Waiting for it to get dark so we can watch the show.

Danielle Birch said...

Enjoy the beer.