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It always pays to re-read

I was down Thursday-Sunday with some annoying bug so no writing done. We've had a death flu going through the office, but luckily I've managed to miss that so far. I just got run down and all I really wanted to do was sleep. So, all that wonderful time not at work and I didn't even get to enjoy it. Shazzbat.

I did manage to watch the Iron Man DVD with the family on Saturday though. We watched the extended/deleted scenes afterward and for once, I really didn't feel they made a mistake editing the movie. Sometimes, like say with the Harry Potter movies, I think some of the deleted scenes might have explained some things for non-fans better. However, with Iron Man, I think the deleted scenes would have changed the entire mood of the movie and not for the better. It's amazing what a few judicious edits/cuts can do to tighten the entire feel of a movie and make it flow . . . and why some movies desperately needed more/better editing.

I am seriously looking forward to the second one. *grin*

No real changes at work. Still hoping my job can get me placed on a new contract before Thanksgiving. I'm not worried about being unemployed (we have lots of work) but I hate being "on the bench". For tech writers, that tends to translate to "Hey, you're not doing anything, why don't you help us write this proposal?" O.K., it's an important thing for a business, but it's just not my cuppa.

However, now that I'm feeling better, I got some writing in this evening. I added 1106 words to Shadows of the Heart. I actually would have had more, but as I started working on the writing tonight, something was bugging me about a scene I wrote on Wednesday. So, I dug out Chapter Two and sure enough, I had re-hashed a scene I'd already written. *grrrrr* So, I had to burn up some writing time deciding how to edit the scene. Luckily, I think what I came up with works better, but I'd have rather added those words to the new stuff, not to replacing what I'd already written.

Oh, the joys of picking up a document five months later and trying to remember what you'd covered or not. Of course, my laptop is having problems connecting to the wireless printer, so I'm going to have to drop what I've written so far onto the thumb drive and take it to one of the other computers and print it from there. Have I mentioned I really hate Vista? Ever since I downloaded SP2, I've had nothing but problems with this laptop when it comes to wireless peripheral devices, Firefox 3 and other non-Windows programs. I think wishweaver and the daughter-unit had the right ideas going to Mac. Trouble is, I haven't finished paying this off yet, so it's not cost-effective for me to dump this quite yet.

When they said we had to suffer for our art, they failed to mention having to put up with Windows and Vista would be the main antagonist. *sigh*


Words for Today

1106 / 1000 words. 111%

Progress on </i>SG-1: Shadows of the Heart</i>

7534 / 100000 words. 8%

Words for 2008

164329 / 366000 words. 45%


( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Oct. 28th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
How different were the parallel scenes?
Oct. 28th, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
Not that much. If they'd been separated by several chapters, I might have gotten away with it, but they occurred in Chapters 2 and 3, so it was pretty obvious when I went back and re-read the chapters.

It was more annoying than fatal. (Thank goodness.)
( 2 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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