Wednesday, February 18, 2009

THE END, She Wrote...

Here's a VERY interesting post on FACEBOOK--part of me is really glad I haven't "made the jump" yet. Frankly, Facebook scares me, and here is a very good reason to beware. Thanks Mik, for the info!

And yeah, you read that right. I did it--last night. I wrote "THE END." Well, actually, I wrote a temporary "THE END" and it is really just "for now" because I have two more books in the series, but I think I wrapped up things nicely. And left a lot of questions unanswered. Because, frankly, there's two more books. Or did I say that already? :-)

Nice pat on the shoulder, and I'm on to the edits! I finished the book around 6pm, but I stayed up until 1am fiddling around with it. I started reading it from the beginning, but 260 pages is a LOT to read, so I gave up, and printed up the durn thing. I'm going to keep it in a binder and attack it with a red pen, when I get the chance. At least I'll be mobile.

So, I'm relieved. We were supposed to get ten inches of snow last night, and I was fully expecting to wake up at 5am to a foot of snow and 45 minutes of snowblowing the driveway, but...miracle of hadn't snowed. Maybe a quarter of an inch, if that. I could still see the grass, and sidewalks, and streets...

But it's snowing NOW, so who knows. Hubby is flying back home today, so that should be interesting.

Today is Laundry day, and I already knocked half of it out yesterday. All I can say is DAYUM we have a lot of clothes in this house! Socks and underwear and shirts and pants and shorts and jammies and sweats and t-shirts and sweatshirts and hoodies and church clothes for SIX people, tend to add up. Especially when you have boys. They wear something once, and it's ready for the Toxic Waste Dump. Let me tell you, BLEACH is my good friend.
I have figured out the trick is to KEEP UP with it. Otherwise it gets to the point where I can't even walk in the laundry room.

Time to go pay some attention to the baby!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the ending!

I hear you on the laundry. I swear it breeds and feeds its young on socks. That's why I have at least ten unmatched socks in my "lost mate sock drawer".

Devon Ellington said...

Congrats on finishing.

NOw -- put it AWAY and work on something else, so that when you go back to edit, you can read it with fresh eyes as though someone else wrote it.

Jumping right in to do the edits means you'll pile up a bunch of unnecessary rejections because you miss a lot of stuff you'd otherwise catch if you get some distance.

Believe me, I've learned that one the hard way!

If you're full of verve about the book, still, then continue on to the sequels. But don't look at this one again for at least two weeks.

I have no interest in Facebook. The change in terms is simply insulting, and people should leave. There was a posting on CNN this afternoon that they've changed back the terms "temporarily" to reword them, but I don't think that's good enough.

It violates the Creative Commons License.