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Really quick random update

I'd wanted to do a random update at lunch BUT had to get my rough draft for my journeystory BigBang sent off.  And now I have four minutes to get to my 1:00 meeting.
Oooopsss...

So - I will simply post a few bullets:

1.  NaNo!!!  Whoooo!  (and ugh - what a crapilicious scene(s) I wrote yesterday.  Hate it.)
2.  BigBangs are awesomely fun - or at least motivating!!  LOLOL

And now for some words of wisdom in honour of NaNo (stolen shamelessly from various web sites):

Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.  Michael Caine
When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.  Raymond Chandler

Must run - late for my meeting!!
 


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seren_ccd
Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Ack! I totally forgot to email you! Bad beta. In short: I loved it! It reads well with a fantastic premise and I'm definitely eager for more. The only thing I might do is in the midst of the others in the Capital, flash back to what Meggie is up to. It could be something totally ordinary, but remind us that she's there.

Love it!!!!!
shirleyann66
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
LOLOL - no worries. I figured you hadn't had time to read it OR you were trying to figure out a way to tell me it sucked without making me cry. :D :D

I'm glad you loved it and think it's a great premise. :)

The only thing I might do is in the midst of the others in the Capital, flash back to what Meggie is up to. It could be something totally ordinary, but remind us that she's there.

Hmmmmm...yeah, I was thinking I needed to mention her a bit more than she is right now. But flashing back to her is (at this point) may not work due to some plot developments later on. Of course, that may change once I actually HAVE those plot developments fleshed out - LOL.

Thank you - good suggestion/point and I'll definitely add at least a few more references to her. :)

(And thank you for taking the time to read it!!)
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