So, I’m trying to write a sequel. It started off great, and now I’m stuck. I’ve been going to a weekly writers group and a few of them say I give too much back story away too soon, but then I have other people say I don’t give enough back story away soon enough… and I’ve had people say: Hey, I think you’ve found the perfect balance.
I am trying to stop myself from revising every time I read back through the work to figure out where I am. Too much revision keeps you from finishing anything, or makes a 6-month project turn into a six-year project. It took me four years to write the first one, I do NOT want to take that long for the sequel. I gave myself a 3 month goal. I think I can do it, if I could just get over this sticky patch.
I’m actually outlining to see if that can help me out. We’ll see.
Okay, now it’s rant time. The security alarm in my apartment still doesn’t work and guess what it decided to do ALL day and ALL night last night? Chirp! Chirp-chirp-chripity-chirp chirp! Chirp! Chirp! CHIRP! Chirp! Chirp.
Did I sleep? No.
Did I have to get to work early this morning? Yes.
I called the complex and they gave me a code that is supposed to make it stop.
If it doesn’t work ye all shall see me on the news.
Ok, so this happened in April, but like I said in one of my million posts for today, I have a back log of events, and if I don’t post them all today, who knows when I’ll do it. 😀
Collin County Community College Central Park Campus (yikes, and yes, that is the name of the school) had its first Open Mic alla Eboni hosted by Miss Quiet, an old Southern lady librarian who enforces library policy with an iron cane…er fist. The library was turned into a coffee house, complete with a staging area and curtains for writers and readers to come up and perform poetry, fiction excerpts, spoken word and the phone book for increments of three minutes. Violators who went over their allotted time got whooped with Miss Quiet’s cane. (Did she ever have fun whooping violators. :D)
There was free food and drinks (non alcoholic of course 😉 ) and lots of Southern Charm as Miss Quiet explained that though the library was having an Open Mic, it was still a library, and she could only tolerate jigga-boo racket for so long (3 minutes at a time). She owns the record for most hits in a softball game from 1922, and still has her perfect batter form.
See Miss Quiet whoop a student below:
Y’all know that’s me, right? LOL!
Okay, there is a myth out there that all authors are avid journal writers. LIE! Lol. I never could keep up with a journal, but I am determined to keep up this blog. I’ve got a back log of stuff to blog about, so here goes!
I got a new job in Florida! I am going to be the librarian for the Town of Lake Park public library. I am moving in a week. I still haven’t packed anything, haven’t had the tires changed in my car, and I have like 5 loads of laundry to do. I should be stressed out, but I’m not. I think everything’s gonna work out:
I’m doing the 19.5 hour drive with my really good friend. (She owes me for riding with her to Baltimore when she moved, hehe… oh, and I think I helped her move to New Orleans, too)
I’ve got a great new apartment. Two bedrooms, lake view… (though I won’t actually go out to the lake because of the GATORS). I also get to decorate great new apartment (in a few months when I’m not broke anymore, lol).
I actually got movers to come get my big stuff that won’t fit in the car. (Geez, after a week of trying to get someone on the phone, a moving company finally decided they wanted my money, lol.)
I get to “chunk the deuce” (throw up a “Peace” sign that means I’m out of here) at my old job. (Haha, free at last!)
WHOO HOO HARRY POTTER LAND AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HERE I COME! (Er… I mean, new job here I come!)