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28 November 2007 @ 06:14 pm
This afternoon I played a game of tic-tac-toe with myself and lost. That *can't* be a good sign.

You guys are all rock stars. Thank you for the encouragement and comments and everything. I spent today reading the manuscript and I *think* that by adding in another ~chapter to what I've written in the last week, I will ratchet up the emotional content and it will make the Difficult Scene work better. There are too many characters and too many events and not enough lingering, I think, as the last week of chapters now stands.

Of course, I've also (somewhat grimly) cut about eight pages, too. I knew I shouldn't have said anything about closing in on 400 pages. Jinxed myself. :P

On a completely different note, Bon Jovi will be here again next summer! Yay! Tickets go on sale tomorrow. I hope to achieve some at normal Ticketmaster prices instead of exorbitant scalper prices. Which reminds me that several weeks ago now I went for a walk, and the random selection on my MP3 player gave me nothing but Bon Jovi and Jim Byrnes on an hour-long walk. I thought that was pretty cool of it. :)
Current Mood: okayokay
Childlightchildlight on November 28th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh I am so jealous you get all the great concerts there. I still wish I could have seen Meatloaf for a third time.
wednesday childewedschilde on November 28th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
aw, i LOVE jim.
out_totheblackout_totheblack on November 28th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
Here try this.


Compensation for having to edit.
kitmizkit on November 28th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, mizkit sent to me...
Twelve quotes walking
Eleven superheroes writing
Ten cats a-cycling
Nine anti-heroes baking
Eight wings a-publishing
Seven books a-swimming
Six movies a-gaming
Five co-o-o-omic books
Four warren ellis
Three graphic novels
Two miss manners
...and a kenai in an archaeology.
Get your own Twelve Days:

hee hee hee
irishkate: Cosyirishkate on November 28th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
On a related note - what happened to going to meatloaf?

And sorry I couldn't answer your question this afternoon - I was in the car so I couldn't even look it up for you.
kitmizkit on November 28th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
It's fine, I was just going to post the tic-tac-toe thing, which was hardly earth-shattering. :)

What happened to Meatloaf was this book. :p
irishkate: writingirishkate on November 28th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Bummer - we'll have to find something else to hype you up over or be looking forward to - other than the end of this book.
sammywolsammywol on November 28th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
Have you ever read Dorothy L Sayers's Gaudy Night. It is a bit relentlessly British so I'd understand if not. There is a section there where our heroine uses the great detective as her spare plot brain and he proves quite useful (although a bit glib). It seems the wonderfulness that is Ted has precedent.

Good luck in the saltmines!