All I want to do is go back to bed, but I can’t. I’ve got work to do.
I finished the first cover-to-cover edit on Suspicious Circumstances yesterday. My poor editor will likely have a heart attack when she sees it, but I’m really pleased with how it’s going.
And I’ve finished going through the first four chapters for the second time.
So, the rest of today is about re-reading. There are a few scenes that need a bit more tweaking, beyond that, it’s continuity.
Because I found an ooops that not one of my critiquers pointed out. Oh, minor to be sure, but still. A wee little thing that slipped everyone by, until last night when I started smacking myself on the forehead.
But I’ll be around on the weekend, with some jokes and kitty pictures, and trying to clear my head after this first big re-write.
There are lots of other places to be today. Please stop by JT Ellison’s Murderati post and read about a cold case that’s near to JT’s heart.
JB Thompsons has done another fantastic interview, this time with authorRhys Bowen - check it out!
And, if in the midst of the blogger fits, you missed it, here again is the big news of the week:
It all started with an innocuous comment on Jason Pinter's blog about the 'class of 2007'. A reference to new authors with debut books coming out next year... and to make a long story short, the debut mystery authors of 2007 are banding together. I've been accepted as an honourary member to the group, being doubly odd by being both Canadian and having my first book scheduled for release this November. And the point here is, if you've got your debut crime/thriller coming out in 2007, then email Jason at email@example.com with the following:
Jason already has a Killer Year holding page for the website up, where all the authors will be mentioned. Brett's hard at work on logo designs and t-shirts and everyone's having mercy on me, because I'm in the middle of edits.
This is a great way for us newbies to link up, to get to know each other, get some exposure. So, if you fit the bill, don't be shy! Email Jason, and spread the word!
And perhaps I shouldn’t mention the name of the saintly individual that sent me this joke?
A woman pregnant with triplets is walking down the street when a masked robber runs out the bank and shoots her three times in the stomach. Luckily the babies are okay. The surgeon decides to leave the bullets in because it's too risky to operate. The woman gives birth to two girls and a boy.
All is fine for 16 years, and then one daughter walks into the room in tears. "What's wrong?" asks the mother. "I was having a wee and this bullet came out." replies the daughter. The mother tells her it's okay and explains what happened 16 years ago.
About a week later the second daughter walks in to the room in tears. "Mom, I was having a wee and this bullet came out." Again the mother tells her not to worry and explains what happened 16 years ago.
A week later the boy walks into the room in tears. "It's okay," says the mom, "I know what happened, you were having a wee and a bullet came out." And the boy says, "No, I was jerking off and I shot the dog!"
DAMN! I meant to post links to JT's new flash fiction piece, Dream Weaver and MG Tarquini's Everybody's a Critic. So sorry I forgot that, guys. I need caffeine...