I almost peed my pants laughing.
Yes, that is me with my tongue hanging out. That's a lot of aqua net right there baby. Just thought I'd share.
In other news, during my editing struggle (and thus slashing two chapters) I decided I could not possibly move forward with editing until I did an outline. It's not as detailed as the outlines I have done in the past but more of a 4 step Craptastic Rough Draft, which consists of :
- Chapter # - What the heck is the overall objective?
- How many freaking locations do I jump through this time?
- Any plot threads worth mentioning?
- What on god's green earth is the cliffhanger?
It's my specialized copyrighted formula but feel free to use it if helps you too. Doing this though, I've spotted two problems I didn't see before and hopefully by the time I am done, I will fix the pre-ending of my story that I just hacked. (pre-ending = right before the big show down/climax) I'm back on track with my MS for sure.
As long as the young'ens don't pester me too much.
And to deal with those pesky
varmets varmits (Freaking A! I can't spell!) varmints (or varments according to dictionary.com) I created daily to do's, chores and homework chart....yes I make my kids to light homework every day over the summer. Day 1, today, was a complete success. They did twice as much as they were required, (which is a lot for my older boy.) I also implemented a "No Electronics" for majority of the day but together we created a monster list of games to play or fun things to do. I hope they don't burn through them all in the first week. I work from home (work=writing) so they have to be happy hanging here.
Beep, beep, beep goes the dryer. Gotta go!