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Protected: Super Sekrit Beta Post: THF Chapter 1

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Progress Report: Hero Factor

I finished the second draft of chapter 1 (previously known as chapter 3, and which now also accomplishes everything that the original chapters 1-3 did in the first draft). I’ll take a break to clear my mind and then clean it up and post it here (locked, natch) for betas.

So, that’s one down. I’m a lot happier with my beginning now than I was before. I can’t wait to get feedback on it.

In other (non-writing and completely OT) news, after work I’m meeting Husband and Realtor to sign off on our offer on a house. We didn’t get the last house we made an offer on, and I don’t know if I can take that heartache again, so please say prayers and send us positive house-getting vibes. *hopehopehopehopehope*

THF Scheduling and Wonderful Horribleness

I actually managed to shut off my new house fixation long enough this weekend to get some editing (and a teeny bit of writing) done. I also started out today with writing, but then I got sidetracked with house stuff and my actual job. Still, it’s progress.

Also, those who’ve volunteered to beta read for me should know that I intend to bust my hinder to at least get the first chapter to them this week. I’m thinking that I should get five chapters in the can, so to speak, before I start posting. I’m still trying to decide whether to do a weekly or bi-weekly (or possibly monthly) posting schedule. I guess I’ll just have to see how that goes. If my current rate of busy-ness doesn’t let up, we’ll most likely be looking at monthly installments.

In other news, if you’re like me and don’t have sufficient access to the internet on weekends nor access to iTunes, and as such you’ve been wailing and gnashing your teeth over missing the finale of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, then you, also like me, will be over the moon to find the entire web series posted for posterity at Whedontube. I watched, I sang, I laughed, I cried, and I coveted a dead woman’s shoes*. I also had a lot to say about the ending, and why I think it needed to end that way, and about story structure and purpose in general, but there’s no time for that, so instead I’ll direct you to this comment thread, where a lot of people already said most of what I was going to say.

*I might also have squealed a little at the sight of the Grr! Arrgh! monster. I’ve really missed that little guy.

Conestog-huh?

How have I spent my entire life in and around Tulsa having never, ever heard of this? It’s been going on for 12 years now, apparently. Way to market to your own hometown there, folks.

I’m so sad that I didn’t find out about this sooner, because not only does it look like a great place to meet kindred spirits and have fun, but it also looks like a great opportunity to form some contacts in the sff industry. I’d love to get in on the writing workshops, too. And I would if my entire weekend wasn’t already booked up with house hunting and mandatory-if-we-want-funding home buyer education seminars.

Oh, well. Maybe next year.

GLP

Okay, well. I’m not completely satisfied with my new layout, but I think I’m content to leave it as is for the weekend and leave off any further tweaking till Monday.

Now, I am going to go home and get the sleep that Batman deprived me of last night. Hopefully, I’ll get it together and write this weekend. Hopefully.

Happy weekend, folks.

…or not.

20 minutes before I need to leave was not a good time to start installing a new layout. So here’s a pretty new layout to tide us all over until I install my NEW new layout.

Changing Template

I’m working on changing my template, so if you visit my journal page, there will likely be wonkiness and/or ugliness. Possibly until tomorrow, even.

Protected: Beta Call

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Because I’m not a real writer if I don’t risk rejection.

Mamie’s Pie Shop: locked, tweaked, and fired off to an e-zine. One that actually pays, at that.

Their guidelines say that they reject within a week, and if it takes longer than that to hear from them that that’s generally good news.

So who wants to start a pool on when I’ll hear from them?

I have to confess, I don’t listen much to NPR, and so I’m really only familiar with Ira Glass through his fans throughout the Kingdom of Blog. But between this and his Buffy advice, I think I’m kinda crushing on the guy a little. I might have to start downloading his radio show.

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