Thursday, February 02, 2012

Purging junk, finishing a draft, and listening to readings

I had a great day yesterday. In the morning, the junk removal people came and hauled away our old couch along with some big, wooden valances that came with the house. I am thrilled to have those items finally gone.

In the afternoon I finished the second draft of my dark fantasy story and sent it out for critique. Since I started this draft, it has grown from 2,900 words to 5,500 words. Overall, I'm happy where I've left it. And I'm not thinking about the story again until I get some second opinions.

I went to a SFWA reading in the evening that featured David Levine, Nancy Kress, and J.A. Pitts. I met some very nice people, saw some friends, and had my books signed.

Like I said, a great day.

Today I owe five pages to my novel revision teacher, which I've been stalling on. See, I have five pages and they're pretty good, they're just not right for my WIP anymore. I really should rewrite them, but I'm not sure what to say yet.

Coffee will probably help.


Nicole Feldringer said...

Aww, still bummed I missed the SFWA reading. Sounded like a great time. I fully support readings in pubs. Also, congrats on finishing draft 2!

Folly Blaine said...

They mentioned at the reading this will be the start of a series. I think April will be the next one. And yes, the pub part was awesome. It was sometimes a little hard to hear since it competed with Trivia Night, but it was also surreal to hear "JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUSS" being shouted through the swinging door.

Dan said...

I think you're not supposed to shout the answers on Trivia Night. Or so I've heard.

Folly Blaine said...

Dan: I don't know what you're talking about. :P