Jumped ahead a bunch, now that the opening is a bit more under control, and rewrote 700+ words. This scene has a fair amount of tension in it, which helped tremendously, and I didn’t have to rework much. Added some punch here and there, tightened a little bit, and there we go.
The next scene may not be so pretty.
Still waiting for a reject and getting antsy, now that Duotrope shows responses all around my time. Hate that–and although my common sense tells me there’s no way in hell, there’s also some hope.
Which will surely be dashed tomorrow. Or the next day. Or Friday. I’m making certain of it by talking about it.
Plus I already have plans for this one–a run past my email group, a rewrite or polishing if needed, and then, wham. Out the door to another market.
In the meantime, I twitch.
Voice was difficult today. We’re working on focus and keeping everything in one spot. Yeah, good luck with that. Sweated over it for 45 minutes with my teacher, and with these horrible scales he threw my way and have me repeat and repeat until I could do it to his satisfaction.
Tonight, however, the technique is easier. Go figure. I’m just hoping I can keep it locked in through tomorrow and beyond.
It was a decent day at school, and I hope that it continues. I have a week to get my munchkins writing a complete sentence independently (before the test) and I’m hitting that hard. Today was the first time for the entire class. My top kiddos had no problem–well, other than forgetting their periods and strewing random capitals throughout. Everyone else has the idea, but needs more work. On everything. Strings of random letters with no relation to the sounds in the words they want to write is not acceptable. So it’s work work work. Tomorrow, I’m handing them the Space Guys so more actually remember to use spaces.
And I’m tell you that so I remember.
How many more days until Friday?