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Post-convention thoughts and a writing day

Home from Rocket City Lit Fest. Actually got home Monday evening, but all I did was grab dinner, visit with some friends, and collapsed into bed.

I’ll have a more complete wrap-up soon, but, the BLUF* is “had a great time, met a lot of cool authors, the volunteers were fantastic, the con committee was outstanding, and the crowd was small but enthusiastic (typical for a first year show).

Lesson learned: Do not schedule a book launch against Alabama football. My launch and opening kickoff were both at 6pm. Guess which one won? (Hint, the one that features multiple National Championships.)

Wednesday was another good day on the writing front. Got a blog post that’s related to Terra Incognito off to review site, finished the first draft of a short story that’s due at the end of the month and wrote another 2800 words on “Paladin”, my story for Origins Game Fair.

Of course, if you’re playing along at home, that means I’m at 5200 words for a 5000 word story and I still have one scene left to write. However, as we say in the biz, that’s what editing’s for. Push on until you hit “the end” and THEN go back and trim that puppy down to size. I already see where I need to move a few scenes around to make the story flow better, but until I finish the first draft, I’m not going to go back and “edit”.

Still, I’m very pleased with the way Paladin is going.

 

*For the non-military reading this — BLUF = Bottom Line Up Front

Originally published at Richard C. White. Please leave any comments there.

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