1. Dogs travel with you, cats travel in tangent arcs.
2. “Stop thinking with your heart!” The alien grabbed the gun from Marc, but the refugees had already scattered into cover. With a curse it flung the gun back at him. “This nurturing thinking is counterproductive, you are ill-evolved for conflict.”
“Yeah, you keep thinking that,” Marc muttered.
3. Looking at the sky you’d swear it was seconds away from a downpour, but it’s been that way for days without a drop.
4. Two men show up at my door a week after my mothers death. They are polite but firm and I find myself buried in the minutiae of survivorship.
As I start to hack away at the current draft of The Wolves We Are I noticed that Scrivener had an option to import a cover… but when I went to grab the existing one I just didn’t like the look of it.
The cover from last March isn’t a bad cover, certainly better than my first try (although I still like it as an icon), but something just felt off about it. So bad to the drawing board I went! Well, okay, less drawing board and more tweaking board, but you get the idea.
Flip the color gradient, darken it some and swap out the simple silhouette for an actual (if blurry) moon and we have victory!
Although it’s a little hard to tell it’s a wolfdog in the bottom corner and not an actual wolf. Oh well…
But now I’ve got a cover that I like again! … We’ll see how long that lasts! 😉
“I know,” he said, unfazed, “I wasn’t planning on leaving.”
2. Children only have two kinds of silence: Asleep and Up To Something.
3. There are no true pets here, every animal works to a specific purpose as decreed in the holy writ. Every spring those that fails the tests are fed to those that don’t and by this tempering the strength of the whole improves. The War made them weak, but the Word will make them strong again.
4. She was fine until the ghosts started following her to work.
5. That isn’t how the story ends, but he’s told it often enough to know that no one wants to hear the truth. So he tells them lies and they applaud and buy him supper and the dead go unavenged.
I’ve been mucking about editing/revising/curing at the draft of The Wolves We Are for quite a while now. Finding the green folder with the current be-scribbled draft in it was actually a nice surprise while unpacking, but I really haven’t done anything other than flip through it in months (years?).
Then I got an email from NaNoWriMo the other day reminding me that my Winner’s Goodies from last November’s win are going to expire at the end of the month, so I figured I’d better get cracking.
The free book from CreateSpace is going to be a dump of all the story prompts, daily snippits, and flash fiction that I’ve done to date. (I’m calling it The Really Big Book Of Very Tiny Stories!) But then I decided I’d really like for final version of The Wolves We Are to be in it as well.
Which means I have to actually finish the thing… darnit.
So I picked up a free 30 days trial of Scrivener with the option to buy it at 50% off if it works. (Once again, yay for winner’s goodies!) Now all I have to do is get all my crazy doodling out of the green folder version and into the digital one.
And then probably print it right back out again… I’m still not 100% sure the idea of editing without colored markers is possible. *pokes draft*
But I might finally have a ‘finished’ version that I can put up as an Ebook, so keep your fingers crossed for me!