No TV and no beer make Homer go crazy. Just a little bit of ageless wisdom for y’all while I sit around and wait for my furniture to be delivered.
– I am 12K words into my novel. It is going well; I am on target for pace and the words seem to be flowing easily enough. As I read my plot outline, though, I fret that I may be too clever – that it may come across that I am trying to outsmart the reader with my twists and turns. In a nutshell, I am trying to set it up so that the main character has a whole host of enemies, ranging from people who simply don’t like him to those actively trying to kill him. One of them is actually the Big Bad in hiding. I have a wide cast of characters introduced and plan to slowly eliminate the potential candidates as the story progresses. Too cutesy? You know, I don’t think so. Besides, *I* like the way it is shaping up. Maybe someone else will too.
– I am also reviewing a novel for reviewing credit on Critters. While the plot is interesting enough, there are a number of problems with characterization and telling vs. showing that it is hard to review. As I read it, I am struck with the uncomfortable revelation that someone may have the same reaction reading my novel once it is finished. Yikes, I should not have opened that can of mental worms….
– I had a couple of rejections trickle in and turned those stories. Of 27 pieces I have tried to sell over the last few years, I have found a home for four of them. Not the worst rate in the world but I can do better.
– As a side note, I noticed a book title while in the book store today: Little Women and Werewolves. I guess it is not too late to hop on the bandwagon since Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I read a few pages of the imitator; Grahame-Smith need not lose sleep over it.
– Finally, I reorganized my links to the left and added a couple. Just ’cause….