It’s Monday. Y’know what that means?
If you guessed, Becks watched a lot of 30 Rock this weekend, you would be right. You would also be correct in assuming she asked that question just so she could use that fabulous gif. She got a few things done, let her personal training sister destroy her ass at a boot camp, and watched The Man play a lot of Dark Souls. And went to a one-year-old’s birthday party. Which was better than one might think because his parents are awesome and are more like “Drink margaritas!” than “TALK ONLY ABOUT MY CHILD OR PERISH!”
- Finish plotting and start drafting Code Title: BIG BEN. An eensy bit of progress here. I’ve come up with a starting point and some character details on the MC. Still need to do a bit more world development before I’m comfortable diving into intense outlining. I like to get that shit well and truly to the side first. Call it procrastination if you will; I call it…preparation. Well, it’s both. It’s preprastination.
Finish all remaining crits.Finished! Woohoo! The Voice Team crits got accomplished last weekend, and yesterday I polished off all the other crits I had in my inbox. So unless I get more, I’m good with these for awhile.
- Brainstorm potential alternate beginnings and/or other revisions to PD. I’ve got a new starting point. I don’t know if it’s THE AWESOME MANUSCRIPT-SAVING STARTING POINT OF AMAZEBALLS, but I like it. It has potential. I think it might turn out all right. We’ll see.
- Repurposing old fanfic. I don’t think I can do it. I just don’t think I can. The more I think on it, the more I know I would just hate myself for doing it. I’m going to take a nice, big safety step away from that slippery slope and let it go.
Submission window for the Christmas in July contest is NOW until Sometime-That-Is-Later-Than-Now. *goes to check* 3:00 EST. Go email Ruth L. Stevens and Michelle Krys your query and first 500 words.
I’m not actually taking part in this one (shocker!), and I’m excited to sit back and watch. With a mojito. Because it’s still effing summertime despite the “cool down” we got today.
It’s a new week, people. Go be awesome.