Greetings. The weekend is over and I'm back for more. Now, if the weather would just cooperate and turn into Spring already, we'll really be in business.
First up, I wanted you to know that some cool little things have been added to the Laire: A fantastic picture that I custom cropped as a cover for The Dragon's Heart, a Word Count Meter for my most relevant works in progress (over 10K), and a Status Space. Hey. Not only that, but we have over 200 hits now! All right! There's also a picture of me with Halo's Master Chief. If I have the opportunity to snap a few neat pictures, I'll be sure to add them. Enjoy!
Update: Good news and bad again. Good news this time. Chapter 9 is DONE and I've written half a page of all new material! It felt exhilarating.The bad news; I'm not totally satisfied with chapter 9. Weird, huh? Mike read it, my wife read it--they liked it, so why don't I? Post-Conference over-critical-ism? Maybe. It feels rushed in some areas, with a lack of detail. When I have a chance, I'm going to reread 9 again, make a few adjustments if needed, and put it aside for now. Chapter 10 has waited for a long time to hop out of the unfinished chapters folder.
We'll see how far we go this week.
Since last Monday, I've attended a special presentation by WiDo publishing, accidentally missed out on my critique group (doh), signed up for a writing workshop hosted by Orson Scott Card (as well as submitted a page to determine eligibility for his follow-up boot camp), and emailed off a query letter and 3 chapter sample of The Dragon's Heart. There's not much else to say for now, so I'll wrap up and get to work. I know I may have sounded like a sack of crying potatoes last week, but I assure you, it was the kick in the butt that I needed. With so much to look forward too, and half a novel to finish, with summer on the horizon (and a great line-up of movies to boot), there's nothing standing in my way now.
This ball is rolling. And like Indy, I gotta RUN!
I'm David, and I'm craving a good movie.