Wednesday, May 30, 2012
...I found myself enjoying a little "me" time over the holiday weekend, and managed to pump out the final touches on a project that's been keeping my fingers in tune with the Piano Man for the past three months.
My novella, a story I've hesitantly titled, "The Fall," (odds are weighing heavily on a name change prior to signing on the dotted line ;) is finished, with edits soon to follow, which, come to think of it, I'm looking forward to.
Edits are indeed a necessary evil. They soak up available writing time in the same manner that my lab can lick her water bowl clean during these blazing temps. Looking back on past trials, the endless months that were sacrificed fine-tuning "South of Charm," brought me close enough to my characters to smell the flavor of chewing gum balled up under Danny Kaufman's tongue. Simply put, the art and challenge of an awe inspired edit, is where a story's soul is created. It's that important.
...and so I celebrated this weekend, sharing a toast with the wife, a movie with the little ones, a game of H-O-R-S-E with my hoopster-crazed son, and roasting 'smores over a late night bonfire.
...and then I felt the urge for some quality reading material, and thought of my friends.
A click or two of the mouse led me to Amazon, and a few seconds later I secured "Slipstream," by fellow Blogger Michael Offutt.
From there I skipped about until finding Wendy Tyler Ryan's "Fire's Daughter," one that was long overdue for purchase ;)
I visited fellow 80's pal, Nicki Elson's seller page, and bounced away with her novel, "Three Daves."
Then I stumbled upon Nicki's shorty, "Sway," and couldn't resist ;)
Two clicks later and I found Robynne Rand's "Remembering You." Sorry Hon, but try as you might, you'll always be Anne to me ;)
And not to be outdone, I couldn't go shopping without paying a visit to my pal from the bayou, Roland Yeomans.
I've got some reading to catch up on, and looking forward to it...