Friday, April 20, 2007

The Current WIP

Did I mention that I’ll be taking weekends off? No? Consider yourself warned, you won't hear from me before Monday (unless my apartment burns down). And while I’m in announcement mode, within the next few days I’ll be migrating my blog to my own address,, so if you come to read or say hi and can’t make it through, don’t worry I’ll be back (as soon as all the DNS Servers around the world update).

Now back to our regularly scheduled blog.

I was going to go out and buy a new camera tonight, but then reality kicked in and I realized I can’t afford one. I would really like a nice Digital SLR Nikon camera, or one of the Cannon Rebel Series, but alas, I need to pay the rent. Maybe in a year or two. . .

Since I spent the day contemplating my financial woes, I decided that tonight, I need a pick-me-up. ’Land Thai Kitchen’, here I come! They make the best food. Tonight I’m going to get ‘Root Vegetable Spring Rolls’ which are delicious, and the ‘Wok Basil with Beef,’ mild of course. Yummy, yummy! I can’t wait.

If you ever come to NYC, make sure to visit Land on the Upper West Side, or their new location on the Upper East Side.

This weekend is dedicated to finishing the first draft of the current work in progress. I’m on my fourth revision, and as soon as I have all my edits in, I’ll be printing it out and shipping it off to The Professor and his wife for proofing.

They’ll both be excellent first readers, one of The Professor’s degrees is English, they’ve both taught English, and will give great feedback. Besides, I'd rather hear that I’ve got broccoli stuck in my teeth (holes in my plot) or other more disturbing things from someone close, than hearing it from a potential agent. Sometimes you’re just too close to judge your own work, and even though I think my story’s great and lined with gold, I worry that it really might be crap.

So wish me luck. If all goes well, by Monday I’ll emerge from my darkened apartment into the light of day, ready to work my 9-5 with finished first draft in hand.

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