Friday, September 29, 2006

Mish-mash

My mom sent me this link, and although it looks really cool, I need a hint. I can't figure out where to start. So if someone tries this, please post me a hint. Probably I'll be terrible at it--I'm not a huge fan of most dark movies, but I'd like to give it a try.

Today was a refreshing change of pace from our recent days in the mid to upper eighties. It was overcast and in the mid-seventies (woo-hoo!) and we spent a lovely day at the zoo. Well, pleasant. Okay, tolerable. But attitudes improved dramatically after the requisite popcorn snack and lemonade, and further still after stuffed animals were purchased (by Gramma) in the gift shop. My older son got an okapi, and my little one got a huge hairy tarantula. (He's actually sort of cute).

I got absolutely no writing done today, but I am feeling pretty good about having sent off the first 35 pages of my WIP to be critiqued and scored by contest judges. I don't have to think about it again until late December (when finalists are announced), and I'm going to make it my goal to get this book done by then. I need an extention of the Fast Draft mentality, and then I need swift, clean editing without my usual second-guessing. The gauntlet has been thrown down...

4 comments:

Swishy said...

Good for you! Fingers crossed for you!

Sara Hantz said...

I just did a long post about how to do it and it's gone!!!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Thanks anyway, Sara.
My mom sent me an email with a couple of answers...who knew she knew?? And judging from the ones she sent, these are not the kind of movies I'd be able to guess...

Thank you, Swishy!

Trish Ryan said...

Yay Alyssa!
The zoo sounds fun, but not like something you'd want to do everyday. Maybe next time you're stuck on your writing you can tell yourself, "My other option is to go to the zoo again..." and that will force the brilliant chapters up and out of you :)