Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twofer Tuesday- Dead and Undead Edition

After a few false starts I finally got going on my current WIP. I've been good, too. I write in the mornings and then edit my third manuscript in the afternoons.
In fairness, I usually only edit one chapter a day. I find the mistakes, or some of them anyway, and get the corrections done right then and there. I thought I'd try it this way for a change and see if it made a difference.
So far it's added to the feelings of accomplishment.
This getting things done business has opened up time for me. I'm often done by early afternoon at the latest and that means I can get outside work done. I've collected the garbage that blows into the yard and the cigarette butts deliberately flicked in by our thoughtful neighbors.
I'm enlarging the garden this year and that means digging. It's good to move around after staring at the computer all morning.

I've had a chance to get some reading done, too.
The two lines I've read are from Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore. (Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2008):

" 'Please,' Tommy begged, 'I'll sign anything, but they have to deliver it right now. Okay?'
Lloyd pumped Tommy's hand to start the flow of cash. 'Welcome to better living through frozen food. ' "
My contribution to the cause from my current WIP, Dead Broke:

" 'How can I be sure this is the afterlife I've heard so much about?'
'Oh, sweetie. It ain't.' "
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David Cranmer said...

I'm afraid that's the answer I'll get when I arrive at the undiscovered country. Sharp lines.

I find writing in the early mornings is best when I can.

the Bag Lady said...

Good for you for being disciplined! I need to get better organized, myself.
Love your lines! Looking forward to reading more of "Dead Broke"!

Laura K. Curtis said...

LOL!! I love the lines!

Clare2e said...

You sound SO productive, Leah. Yee Ha!

Love your lines! And always, I love Chris Moore's.

Blame my dyslexia that I read the word verification "qoplutor" as shorthand for "copulator," whatever that might be : )

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bag Lady. I don't know how it happened, but I'm going with it.

Thanks, Laura.

Clare, thanks. It seems to be working so far. Word verification has given me so many ideas. I like your shorthand notion.

Hilary said...

You sound so organized. Something I'm so not!

Leah J. Utas said...

I have my moments, Hilary.