Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today freezing rain shapes my day...
I asked Ron if he was working this weekend - I knew he'd just started a small job and he might have wished to just keep going til it was done as there were so more on the horizon. He didn't know. Why did I want to know, he asked. I am thinking of doing a marathon writing session on the weekend. Hunker down and do some changes to the beginning of The Rock Walker. I'm entering it in a contest and need to have the first 3 thousand words just the way I want them. Thanks to feed-back and some mulling I've been doing I had a plan. It involved starting the story at a different place, getting rid of the prologue. It's like moving a bathroom in your not quite finished house. One change requiring great movement through the whole structure. I have to really think how it is going to work. I have the plot the way I want it - that's a good thing - but how it is revealed needs some work. I think about 15 hours of work. I don't know why I am so precise about that but I am. I tried writing a different number thinking to myself - well you just made that up - but no - 15 hours.
Now I'm up and have checked out the day more fully. Yep, rain on snow making ice. Cars in the ditch, one in a lake, accidents and mayhem. Hmmmm...I have called both clients now and left the message that we will need to rebook. Can't call Arlo yet, too early. He's getting over a bad cold and I didn't see him last week because of it so...
A day - a day!!!!
Here's the plan:
The Rock Walker - four hours of work on this. Leaving only eleven for the weekend - totally do-able . Ready to be sent off to contest on Groundhog Day - two days ahead of schedule.
one hour on synopsis - with probably four more needed. Less sure of this time allottment but I have time to find out.
Crit at The Burrow - this would be me reading a fellow Burrower's work - think I could spend 1 1/2 hours because I've already begun it.
Rumi post - time to have another post at Rumi blog Dreaming With Rumi. probably an hour all told.
Anytime left over - I'll dedicate to cleaning my office which is still a bit of a mess from the move. It is a split mess though- desk and bed and that side of room - pristine - floor and bookcase on other side of room - urggh. Or maybe walk the dog in the sleet...
First two pictures are of our driveway, third - view out my office window and of course the last is of the meltingly handsome Hoagy. He doesn't want to walk until it stops weathering out. He told me that with his eyes.
What would you do with a spare day??