January 3rd, 2008

December

Starting to think about getting back to work

A variety of odds and ends got done today. The woman who had submitted a garbled file for her fiction writing managed to submit an ungarbled file, so I have one last assignment to mark. Oh, joy...

I did some bits of housework: a load of washing and more decluttering of scrap paper from the conservatory. I printed a number of documents for G who is waiting for new printer cartridges for his own printer. I also scanned a few more old slides and did a bit more touching up of the best of the photos I scanned yesterday. My heart sank at first when I saw how many blemishes there were on the image, but I'm finding that touching up the spots with the spot healing tool is strangely compulsive, not unlike popping bubble wrap.

And tomorrow I need to think about the return to work. I need to look at my classes for next term and do some phoning of students.
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Writing progress

The urge to write seems to have returned.Today I emailed Moving a Mountain to my old friend bluehairsue (who now has a LiveJournal!). This entailed looking at the opening again.

Note to self: Do not revise anything immediately after receiving a critique. Ever. Allow some time to digest the comments before makng any changes and then allow some more time to elapse and revise again before sending the story anywhere.

Why do I say this? Because I had started to revise the opening last autumn, based on the comments from the fangs_fur_fey contest. Oh, dear. It was not better.

Anyway, I went back to the original version, tweaked it just a little and now it's been sent to Sue and is therefore also ready to go to another publisher -- when I've rewritten the synopsis...

I hate synopseses.