Monday, April 6, 2009

Random Thoughts

Lying in bed last night, I thought of a really great post topic for today. Alas, when I woke up, it was gone. (Thank goodness the plot point I also thought of is still in my head.) So, we're stuck with random thoughts today.

Over at BookEnds today, Jessica talks about how she's being criticized for using 'she' as her pronoun of choice. Frankly, I don't see why people would get their undies in a bunch over such a silly thing. We should all have better things to do then angst over whether she's referring to people in general as 'she' or 'he'. You know, like perfecting our submission materials, networking to get our names out there, growing as writers... Oh, and learning the proper way to address people in general - which I was taught is either he or she, not it or they (unless you're talking about a group, of course).

Things are really starting to gel with Fertile Ground (okay, the title needs to change - I'm sick of it already). As I said up there, I worked out a plot point while I was trying to fall asleep last night. Of course, it was a weekend of figuring things out for FG. Sitting on the couch working on redinking Nano, I realized the last few scenes I wrote shouldn't occur until later in the book. Needless to say, yesterday's words weren't written at the end of my last writing, but smack in the middle. I'll keep working on the new stuff until I catch up.

As for the redinking phase of Nano, it's going well. Not as well as quickly as I had hoped, but then again I knew this round of edits was going to be hard. I rewrote the entire beginning, slipped in a few scenes to help tie the whole thing together, and tightened up the wording. Right now, it's all handwritten in red ink - either in my trusty notebook or scrawled across the printed pages. I promised myself I wouldn't enter any of the changes into my computer until I was finished with the entire hardcopy. (But it's so hard not to climb into this chair and fix things.)

Completely out of the blue: Did you know robins will eat catfood? Strange, but true. They're here early enough that the ground still too cold for worms, so they've been supplementing their diet by eating out of the cat dish I keep for strays.

Well, it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day today. After Saturday's blizzard, I'm certainly happy to see some sunshine. And I'm thankful that even though we were near white-out conditions, we only got about an inch.

How are you? How are things going in your work, your world, your little corner of the universe? Any random thoughts to share?

1 comment:

  1. I'm having a hard time getting started today.

    My random thought for the day: Huh?