Quote of the Moment

"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Haze or Blah

I'm a bad, bad blogger. I had promised I'd post once I finished my edit and sent out my manuscript. Well, that happened over a week ago. The thing is, my mind hasn't accepted that I'm done with the friggin' novel for now. It insists I still need to revise and that I can't admit to the world that it's done (for now, oh always for now).

Maybe this will help: I've finished the damn novel, and it's shipped out to my two readers! And they get to decide my fate - to graduate or not to graduate. Meanwhile, I stare at the pile of books I need to read for my term paper, and keep reminding myself I need to draft up a query letter. *sigh* Must pull mind out of muck.

I was going to rant about the lack of manuscript boxes (at least you can't buy any - you need to scrounge them from places like kinkos), but I was all hot about that last week, and I'm simply too tired now. :p

I did write up a synopsis for the World of Darkness contest. Wish me luck (even though I already found a grammar mistake after I had sent it). Pesimissm has a hold of me concerning this contest. Oh, and now that the slush editor is leaving Realms of Fantasy, and she's only finishing up the current batch, my story will be sitting there a long time (it's supposed to be at the beginning of the next batch - sigh). Such is life. :) RoF will be losing a great slush editor.

Okay, time to read. Too many books and things to critique (what I really want to read is a Stephanie Plum novel, but I have to restrain myself). Happy writing all!

Friday, April 08, 2005

Revision 2 - Conquered!

I know, I was supposed to get revision two done last week. But I just finished it, about a half hour ago. I feel like dancing, but there's too many papers littering my study floor to do that. Yes, I still have the edit to do in the next couple days, but I'm not worried about it (for once) since I've been told I don't have any major grammar issues.

Yipee! And I loved the little bit I added with a new memory surfacing in Bastian's mind. It actually ties into a few things, which I didn't intend it to. I love it when that happens, and I'm just so giddy and proud of myself for writing it (until someone tells me otherwise, I think it was an excellent addition).

Oh, and by the way, I now have an excuse for being scatter-brained and sounding crazy in my blog entries. I am now dubbed Alexa the Insane, writing superhero! Hehe... Ask Chun, one of my crit partners, for details, :p

Enough craziness for now. I'll probably post once I ship my thesis novel out on Monday, or on Sunday when I finish the edits.

*dances around, not caring if she slips on some paper and breaks her neck - the second revision is done at least* Happy writing!