It sure felt good having a 59 degree day yesterday, good enough to merit the return of my favorite and oh so colorful red and blue Hawaiian shirt. I never did get it out of the closet, but I thought about it! Welcome back, Spring!
Anyway, this has been a good weekend. I received great feedback on Friday for the beginning pages of Chapter 5 and equally good suggestions for improvement. You guys are the bombawesomest! It was also a payday weekend, so I bought lots of food to restore what was missing in our dwindling pantry. Mostly cereal. I think someone is a "cereal" killer in my house, but I will not point fingers at anyone. And, of course, we had a lovely drive in the sunshine, mixed with a pleasant in-law visit. A rather eventful weekend with plenty of drive gained.
Chapter 8 is well underway and near completion. I'm still working with the changing-up of the antagonist POV section. While I think I know where I'm going with it, I have yet to finish the changes. Once this is over, the rest of the chapter should flow like a drop-off water slide! By next week I should be telling you that I'm working on chapter 9. Let's see if this happens.
It's been almost three months since I submitted my short story Forerunner to the Writers of the Future Contest. From what I understand, that's about how long it takes for them to get back to you. Hopefully some word comes back in the next couple of weeks. Just tell me that I wasn't even considered for anything and I'll be fine. It's the waiting around that kills me!
That's all the updates for now.
I must return to my work.
Go catch some rays while you still can!
My name is David and I ate Sheppard's Pie for breakfast.