Morning Pages Entry – May 24, 2014

Well, here we are, at 52 years and 1 day old. Whatever. It’s a very nice looking weekend, but it seems, like the I’m not getting up to the boat until later. Which I suppose, is ok. I’ll steal Sam maybe later, and get her to come up with me this afternoon. Then perhaps, we’ll have a chance to get the leaky window out of the boat, before everyone else comes up. I could, always, just duct tape it back it, if I can get it out and cleaned up today. Or, perhaps, I would still get the whole thing done. Either way, I have options. Jessica, doesn’t swim until much later, so that would give us at least six hours of work to get it done. That’s probably not so bad. I could use, another putty knife. Maybe 2, that way Sam and I could both work at it at the same time. Maybe get the clean up done a bit quicker. One on the window, and one on the window sill on the boat. That would probably work. It would be very nice, to get that damn window fixed. Then, I could move on to the next window. Well, we’ll see, it’s not a bad plan. Should check the weather, before you go to much further. I did get a bunch of editing done yesterday. I think, I now have less than 5K words to edit, before I go back to add and do some rewriting. That’s kind of nice. I haven’t done any real writing in a while. Really, not since that 25K week. So, it’s time to get back into the real work again. The fun stuff. There was a time, when I didn’t mind the editing all that much. I think, I should run over to Canadian Tire this morning, and get a few things. Some bags of sand would be good. Maybe, look through the garden centre and see what they have. Even, if you just go some bags, and filled them up from the beach would probably work. Just till the stuff sets. Not sure, how good the screws will work for keeping the window in place. That’s all their really there for. So back to the writing. Keep reading more success stories on the Kindling page on FaceBook. I really need to join the party, and start making some money. I’m sure, I can get my first two books out there in the next month. And, then start up on the next one. That would be pretty cool. I would really like to have all three books live, before the family gets here this summer. That would be pretty fricking awesome. Then, just write write write. It would be so much simpler, if that’s all I had to do. And, if I was making $40K per month, like some people. That’s pretty fricking damn awesome as well. Then, you could do whatever you wanted. You will of course keep writing, because you have a long way to go with getting better, and it feels like a new lease on life, to think that way. It’s been a pretty long struggle to get to this point, and I really like the possibilities. I’m so close, to having both books out there, and the third one as well. You’ve got a process almost in place. You have a product almost in place. It’s just a question of pushing to get it out the door, and then polishing your work, and improving your writing as you go. I can already see glimours of potential. The section I edited yesterday, where Alex and Chaz rescue Christa from the laboratory, was really good. It actually caught me emotionally. I liked that. And, I’m getting better, at describing people in the story. There’s more to a character, then one that just smiles, smirks and shakes their head. I liked the piece I read the other day, about not just describing the characters face, but their body movements as well. Body language is a bit part of human communication, and to neglect it in the story, is like leaving so many things unsaid. It needs to be included, and I need to include more of it. I’ll keep that in mind, as I carry on with the rest of the editing. Especially when I go back to the beginning. Having the beginning shine as much as possible is great. That’s what people will first read in the sneak preview, before they decide to buy the book. So, make it good.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: home office WORDSWRITTEN: editing PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: canadian tire, menu planning TV: science fiction prophets series BOOK: none GAME: 2048 EXERCISE: walk 1 hour WEIGHT: 171 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: singapore beef SNACKS: orange, grapes ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:15 AWAKE: 7:30

 

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