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([personal profile] dawnofme Apr. 10th, 2009 10:14 pm)

I spend the day working on a synopsis for my young adult novel.  I whittled down a 200 page book to three double-spaced pages.  After all that, I had to play with the wording to try to make it interesting and connected.  I also worked on a query letter of sorts, though it's just an email with an introduction and summary that will be going directly to the publisher. 

My head was spinning, but I got a chapter of Not My Reality back from [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx and her fun style of beta'ing perked me up and I was happy to be posting my fan fic.  Speaking of, while writing this story, which happened really fast, I had the awful tendency to use "and then"  a lot.  A lot, a lot.  :)  Here's hoping I have been cured of that bad habit.  I appreciate [livejournal.com profile] xtanitx bringing it to my attention and I'm sure my other betas have called me on it in the past.  But what has cured me of it is a conversation I had on the SR cbox about it.  I can't remember who it was (and if it was you, pipe up and take credit please), but someone mentioned a scene from Dude, Where's My Car, and after watching it on youtube, every time I go to type "and then", I can only hear that fast food workers voice saying "aaaaand theeeennnnnn?"  LOL!  See the scene here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8tLrtJelC0&feature=related

I should be sleepy, but I'm not.  I may work on League of Souls, which still only has two chapters.  At the rate I'm going it will be a couple of months before I post the first chapter.  :(

The fireworks just went off at our baseball stadium.  We live at a different angle off the lake now, but we have a much better view of the fireworks as there is no huge tree in the way.  My kids are so happy.  They rushed over to climb up the tree house as soon as the stadium lights went off and we could see the fireworks perfectly, just under a huge almost full moon.  Or was it a full moon tonight?   The kids got video of it and if it turned out nicely, I'll post it for all to see.



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