What I'm reading: Contest entries. 1 of 7
What I'm writing: Chapter 3, scene 2--still--but it's getting there.
I'd forgotten I volunteered to be a contest judge until I got my packet of manuscripts yesterday. I enjoy reading them because they adjust my focus to being critical, and as I find noteworthy bits and pieces, both good and not-so-good, I find I'm more tuned in to what's working and not working and why in my own work.
The Dear Author and Redlines and Deadlines blogs have some interesting discussions and questions about e-books and e-publishing.
The bed was made when I came home from the Y this morning. Does it count if I know he did it because he read yesterday's blog? Hmmm....
Comic strip, PC & Pixel by Thach Bui for June 10th, sent to me by a friend:
Quote of the day, which seems fitting as I'm still wallowing in nailing the first three chapters:
A note of caution: The temptation with a complex plot is to throw everything at the reader at once. Resist this with all your might! In the opening chapters, it's better to hint at the backstory rather than reveal it through lengthy flashbacks, which can bog the story down. Let it unfold gradually.
The Writer, June 2007