And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Edits - Finished Daddy's Little Girl

After a day of walking through about half of the Mespo Cemetary (officially Fairfield Cemetary, yes I took pictures, there are a ton of interesting stones there, more than I expected) I did a red-line edit and have all the changes made. She is ready to go out at 2839 words, strangely enough exactly where it was before this edit. So no net gain or loss, even with removing and adding whole sentences, changing words in sentences, adding and deleting words in sentences.

I'm thinking of first sending it to WotF. They say they accept "Dark Fantasy." DLG now ends on a positive, or at least healing, moment for the narrator. That places it on the border of DF and Horror (it was originally horror, and most of it still is). WotF still only accepts hard copy so into an envelope it must go, then a trip to the post office.

Next up, I need to start writing new things (or unfinished things). Also, I need to gather all the comments on Robert's Thunder together and solve them. That should go fairly quickly. Then I need to fix Crow Boy, which is harder and which is why I've been avoiding it.

The shelves have been delivered, but they aren't installed. This weekend was supposed to be about moving things back into the house and organizing the collections to put on the shelves. The house smells of wood and the finishing (like the former, hate the later). Tomorrow I need to mow the lawn (it's been two weeks and we've had rain, so there's mucho growth). Then my wife says we need to go through the Halloween decorations and donate what we're not going to use (or have attachments to). Still feeling the effects from the past week of work and extras. It's nearly misnight and I'm not in bed. I need to fix that if I have any chance of getting back to a schedule of writing reguarly.

5 comments:

ThatGreenyFlower said...

It's hard to stop with the minutiae sometimes, even though there are more important things to attend to. That's my problem this weekend, too. I have a ton of un-done work that needs my attention, so I have decided to re-do the bathroom.

Camille Alexa said...

Keep starting new stuff, Steve.

Camille Alexa said...

And congrats on the story completion!

Todd Wheeler said...

Ditto on congrats! Hope the shelving project goes smoothly.

Steve Buchheit said...

Thanks everybody. I've got the envelopes all ready to go, just need to get a good clean hard copy.