Monday, December 18, 2006

Proposal in!

The hard part, anyway.

The synopsis is "finished," which is to say I put together nine pages of what sort of seems like a coherent storyline. It's got more loose threads than my cats' scratching post, but it's only the first go-'round. I'll turn in the first chapter or two tomorrow, once I get them polished.

Just for yuks, I took a peek at last year's proposed outline of Voice of Crow. It's awful. I can't believe I actually thought of doing those horrible things to my characters. OK, I actually ended up doing different horrible things to them, but at least they were logical horrible things that were propelled by the characters themselves instead of the whim of a sadistic god(dess) hopped up on allergy medicine.

Anyway, I'd love to sit back and reward myself with some eggnog, but I've got to write 2,000 words before 8:30 Eastern Time, at which point you'll hear me say a certain phrase for the first and last time all year:

Go Bengals!

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3 Comments:

I love egg nog. That's my favorite part of christmas I think. The egg nog.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 12/18/2006 9:21 PM

I never liked egg nog until I tried it with nutmeg.

Oh, and bourbon.

Explaining the Bengals thing: if Cincinnati had beaten the Colts, then the Ravens would have the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs. The first two seeds get a "bye" week (a week off), which the Ravens could really use, since many of them are, uh, old.

But the Colts beat the Bengals, which merely means that the Ravens have clinched the AFC North Division. Which means they get a banner. Banners are nice, but a bye week is even better. Hence my rooting for the dreaded, hated, Colts for one night.

No, I mean Bengals. I was rooting for the Bengals. Only I kept forgetting to root for the Bengals because I am so sick of hearing how great they are.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/19/2006 6:43 PM

I've always liked it... but the bourbon sure helps.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 12/20/2006 1:50 PM

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